you don't need a visa to go bowling (registration site live)

In other news, we're having a party at TechEd, maybe you'd like to come?

Windows Embedded is hosting a party to get the embedded and application developer communities mingling... Invitees are embedded developers, our partners, and staff... plus another crowd near and dear to my heart: certified developers. The thought is that there's a lot of overlap of skills between these two groups, our team wants to get to know developers who are committed to Microsoft and have great skills, and we'd like to improve awareness of Windows Embedded in the bigger Microsoft community.

I've heard through the grapevine (and by grapevine, I mean my friend Angel, who is working on TechEd-related stuff) that the party is going to be pretty rad. Here's what I know so far... if I've gotten anything wrong, please don't shoot the messenger. The messenger is in Hong Kong, and already a little bummed out.

Your friend,

Lucky Strike with Windows Embedded: Community Party at TechEd

An evening of bowling, drinks, music, food and general swankiness with the Windows Embedded team (all 18 lanes, pool tables, foosball, ping pong, great food, open bar, and a D.J....)


Right across from TechEd at Lucky Strikes Lanes in LA:


Tuesday, May 12

7 PM to 11 PM


The Windows Embedded team, partners, and customers; plus special guests the Microsoft Certified developer community, trainers, MVPs, and other generally great people.


To celebrate what Windows Embedded and Microsoft Certified developers have in common: demonstrated skills using our platform and development tools, commitment to Microsoft, and a love of... bowlng. We want to mix it up and introduce embedded development to the top Windows developers and for Windows Embedded developers and partners to get to know the outstanding Windows development community.


<update May 6> If you tried to register and it didn't work a bit ago, try again. It said registration had closed... but I think the site was just getting updated or something.

You’ll need to register online in advance via this site:  and then show your printed confirmation to pick up your blue wristband (required to enter the party) at the Windows Embedded Technical Learning Center. I'm not sure when the party registration will cap out.