As mentioned earlier, I had the privilege of being invited to speak at Microsoft Serbia’s Sinergia 2014 event at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Belgrade, last October. With a little more room in my schedule, I can finally share some pictures of this event.
I flew from Amsterdam to Belgrade on Sunday October 19th. After an uneventful Air France flight over my home town, I had a layover at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, where I had my first experiences with flying Air Serbia. Due to the 45-minute walk between terminals, I arrived in the nick of time to get boarded. I was seated in the last row on that flight.
I arrived at Nikola Tesla Belgrade Airport slightly after 10 PM. I was greeted at the airport and brought to the Crowne Plaza hotel in Novi Beograd.
This is where I met a nice (new) room and my head met a bed on the 6th floor. This is a Sleeping Advantage floor.
The next morning, after enjoying the view and breakfast, I picked up the conference bag, shirt and badge.
This was the first day of Sinergija 2014. The Keynote with Damian Caro, technical evangelist for Microsoft, was the first session presented:
According to the schedule, my first session ‘10 most common mistakes when deploying AD FS’ was up at 1PM. I decided to get ready for it by reviewing the slides, demos and presentation room. (Aegean). Then, I presented the session to a 50-person audience in a 70-person room. Fun, but alas no pictures…
The next morning, my presentation ‘Virtualization-safer Active Directory and DC Cloning’ was up in the first time slot:
Feeling energized from this session, I decided to get some work done afterwards in the speaker room:
As the (technical part of) Microsoft Sinergija 2014 drew to an end, everyone I knew and met left the venue. I had a nice dinner in the hotel’s restaurant and went to bed afterwards, knowing my flight back to the Netherlands would leave at 6:40 AM and I had an appointment with my chauffeur at 4 AM to drive me to the Airport.
Of course, all appointments were met and I was one of the first people at Nikola Tesla Airport that morning. Also, being the first person to board the Air Serbia flight, I was seated in Economy Comfort, in the front of my class. You gotta love these airlines…
Flying back, I realized I had a great time in Serbia and a lot of fun.
Thanks Aleksandar and Sinergija team!