Going to Build 2018? You Need This

Going to Build 2018? You Need This

AdDuplex’s Mendelevic has created an online tool called Extendee that will help attendees make the most of Build 2018.

Basically, Extendee will who are attending Build 2018 to extend their experience by finding other attendees and sharing resources to save time and money. For example, you can set up ride-sharing to and from the airport and provide the contact information you’re comfortable with.

“People just enter their travel itineraries and it will match them to other people traveling to Build on the same flights or arriving at a similar time,” Alan told me. “So they can make new friends on the way and/or share taxi expenses, etc.”

Alan’s team first tested Extendee during the MVP Summit.

“The effectiveness exceeded my wildest expectations,” he said. “Close to 400 people registered and, most amazingly, more than 90 percent found a match.”

Of course, for Extendee to work efficiently, it needs some volume of users. So if you are going to Build 2018, please check it out. This looks like an amazing tool.

And you might also want to check out Alan’s related ebook Conferences for Introverts: The Book. It’s a great read and, more to the point, will also help you make the most of Build 2018 and any other shows you might attend.

You can learn more about Extendee and Microsoft Build 2018 from the Extendee website.


Tagged with

Share post

Conversation 7 comments

  • JCerna

    Premium Member
    11 April, 2018 - 9:15 am

    <p>Cool, thanks for the tip. Are you attending? </p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      11 April, 2018 - 12:50 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#261781"><em>In reply to JCerna:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yessir.</p>

  • skane2600

    11 April, 2018 - 5:21 pm

    <p>I wonder if Build has anything of interest to non-UWP, non-PWA, non-ARM Windows developers.</p>

    • mahoekst

      12 April, 2018 - 1:21 am

      <blockquote><a href="#262034"><em>In reply to skane2600</em></a></blockquote><p><em>What are you looking for?</em></p>

      • skane2600

        12 April, 2018 - 3:03 am

        <blockquote><a href="#262110"><em>In reply to mahoekst:</em></a></blockquote><p>Something of interest to the majority of Windows developers (or perhaps former if they've already given up).</p>

    • NazmusLabs

      12 April, 2018 - 6:07 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#262034"><em>In reply to skane2600:</em></a></blockquote><p>Did you forget that build has 2 day keynote. One is Windows while the other is about Azure, clouds, etc…</p>

  • mariusmuntensky

    13 April, 2018 - 6:54 am

    <p>A total waste of money on a conference where MS comes up barking crap..Google I/O is much more interesting..stuff that really comes to life, not canned!</p>


Stay up to date with the latest tech news from Thurrott.com!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thurrott © 2023 BWW Media Group