RSTechED becomes RATechED Rockwell Automation TechED

RSTechED becomes RATechEDThis past Friday I received an email from Rockwell Automation announcing the event previously known as RSTechED would now be known as Rockwell Automation TechED.

Honestly, I'm surprised this didn't happened sooner.

While RSTechED started a couple decades ago as a software training event, in recent years you'd find as many session on Allen-Bradley PLC's, HMI's, and other hardware as you would on Rockwell Software.

Save the date, May 31-June 5th

Along with the announcement of the event's name change, the email also included this year's date and location.

The first Rockwell Automation TechED is being held on the west coast in the same city as RSTechED 2013, San Diego, California, from May 31- June 5.

This year's event will also be held in the same hotel as RSTechED 2013, the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Having attended in 2013, I quickly became a fan of this hotel's location. It's not only a short and inexpensive cab ride from the airport, it's also right on the corner of downtown San Diego.

Lou & Mickey's: A great place to dine

If you're attending this year's event, I wanted to leave you with a restaurant recommendation.

Lou And Mickeys San DiegoWhen I was in San Diego for RSTechED 2013, I ventured into downtown without first hand knowledge of where the best food and service could be had.

Utilizing the internet and social media, I visited a few highly rated restaurants only to be underwhelmed by my experiences.

That is with the exception of one establishment, Lou and Mickeys. The staff was friendly and helpful, my food was delicious, my clients left happy and full, and the bill was right inline with my expectations.

So, if you get a chance to visit San Diego and are looking for a good restaurant, I highly recommend checking out Lou and Mickey's. And if you do, don't hesitate to let them know Shawn from Insights In Automation sent you 😉


Shawn Tierney
Automation Instructor and Blogger

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Shawn began sharing automation news and know-how online in 1996 when he launched his first BBS. Then in 1999 he moved to the internet launching, which he later renamed In 2013 he moved his automation efforts to a new website,, which has since become the most popular independent industrial automation blog on the web.

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