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About GDC '09
What is GDC '09?
Why Attend GDC '09?
Who should attend?
Fees & Location

What is GDC '09?
Gulf Developers Conference 2009 (GDC '09) is the largest Microsoft developer event in the Gulf region. This is a 3-days conference that is expected to attract more than 2,500 attendees from Saudi Arabia and near-by Gulf countries starting from December 13 to December 15, 2009. The conference will be held at Al-Yamamah University, on the same premise of the new Microsoft Innovation Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

With the current release of latest new Microsoft technologies (e.g. Win7, Expression3, SL3), and the intense anticipation for upcoming Microsoft technologies (e.g. Office 2010, sharepoint 2010 & VS2010), GDC’09 is expected to attract the attention of many developers in the region. Attending GDC'09 will provide you with early access to key developer platform technologies. Moreover, GDC’09 will offer IT & Development Managers with a unique experience to learn about new technology directions from Microsoft and how such technologies can be used to maximize value for their businesses.

Why Attend GDC ’09? This event features large number sessions that will be delivered by international and local experts from Microsoft and its partners, to ensure that the conference includes a wide range of topics to reflect on the diversity of today's software business. During this event, broad range of sessions covering all the following tracks would be delivered:

1. User Experience Track: includes latest updates on Windows 7, IE8 development, Expression 3, & Silverlight 3
2. Developer Track: Includes latest updates on .NET 4.0, Visual Studio 2010, and Application Lifecycle Management tools
3. Web Development Track: including latest updates on web technologies and MOSS 2010
4. Dynamics: Including latest updates on Ax, CRM
5. Application Platform Track: Includes latest updates on Windows 2008, SQL Server 2008, and BizTalk 2009
6. Mobility Track: Includes latest update on mobile 6.5 development
7. IT & Dev Managers Track: providing latest technology directions and updates on how to best maximize business value and return on investments from use of different IT technologies.
8. ChalkTalk Track: Interactive chalk-talk sessions on hottest topics in the market – to be lead by top experts from the market and the community.
9. GDC’09 Expo with top market solutions and offerings which will be presented through out the event. There will be great variety of high quality partners who can provide top quality solutions and services to our customers.

Who should attend?
• IT Professionals
• Developers/Programmers
• Web Application Developers
• Software Design Engineers
• Software Architects
• Technical Leads
• IT Managers
• Developer Managers
• Software Test Engineers
• Infrastructure Engineers
• Web Masters

GDC’09 is an important event for IT managers and IT professionals, not just developers. Whether you are involved in architecture, deployment, operations, strategic vision or systems engineering, GDC is the leading technical event to be held in Saudi Arabia and near-by countries this year.

Fees and Location:
Location
Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia - Riyadh
Al-Yamamah University (Driving Directions)
King Fahad Road between exit 4 and 5 heading north

Fees
FREE (if registered before 10th of December, 2009)

Standard: SAR 200
(if registered on or after 10th of December, 2009)