As promised, we're kicking off the new year with new voices and new opportunities for you to contribute to making SuperSite for Windows even better.
First up, let me introduce new editorial contributors Jason Snell, Rich Hay and Tim Huckaby. Jason Snell is the editor in chief of Six Colors, founder of The Incomparable podcast network, and a podcaster at relay.fm. For more than a decade he was the lead editor of IDG's Macworld, and for two years he was also the editorial director for IDG's PC World, TechHive, and Greenbot. A seasoned IT professional, tech enthusiast and Navy veteran, Hay works in tech and is a Microsoft MVP in the Windows Expert-Consumer category who runs a popular site called Windows Observer.
Another MVP contributor, Tim Huckaby, who worked for or with Microsoft for more than 25 years, is well known on the speaking circuit. Huckaby's focus is on Engaging User Experiences and User Interaction Design in Software and the Natural User Interface (NUI) - Touch, Gesture, Voice and Neural in a number of technologies and platforms on a broad spectrum of devices. He's been called a “Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution” by the press and made technical presentations and keynotes for Microsoft and many other technology conferences like CES and events all around the world. Many of you read, liked and commented on his first article posted on SuperSite last week. Rod Trent, who runs SuperSite for Windows, is now writing Short Takes and What I Use, and posts regularly on a host of other topics too.
Stay tuned for more new voices. We are pleased to have heard from many readers who expressed interest in contributing. Your feedback and ideas are also truly valued by our team so please keep them coming.
Here's another way you can contribute. Today we're launching IdeaXchange on SuperSite for Windows. It's our new professional network, an opportunity for industry professionals and experts to have their own profile and column or blog on the site to connect with our audience, share ideas, tips and tricks, and make new business connections. You don't have to post every day though we encourage expert contributors to do so once a week. There's no requirement for how short or long a post has to be. Hang out a shingle, solicit and answer questions, ponder and debate the intersection of business and technology, or kick off a lively conversation about an article, event or speech.
We also offer terrific online learning classes and events too, and we're always looking for great class ideas, trainers, speakers and participants. We want to invite you to join us for our annual IT/Dev Connections conference, which is Sept. 14-17 at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. Registration is open.
Our Penton Technology sites -- Windows IT Pro, SharePoint Pro, SQL Server Pro, SuperSite for Windows, IT/Dev Connections and Dev Pro on the IT side and The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, and Talkin' Cloud on the channel side of the business -- reach more than 2.7 million technology professionals. If you're interested in helping us take SuperSite for Windows to the next level, contact Rod Trent at [email protected] or me at [email protected]. Look forward to hearing from you.