Convention season is upon us. I know that conventions happen throughout the year, but it seems like April is when things kick into high gear.
As anyone who has been in IT for more than a month can tell you, there are so many incredible opportunities to get out there and network, learn, and see what is heading down the pipeline. It can really be overwhelming both to the senses and the budget.
The Head Geeks try very hard to find opportunities to meet up with customers, fellow thwack-izens, and like-minded IT Professionals. But like you, there are only so many days in a month and dollars in the budget.
I took a quick poll of the other Geeks to find out:
- Which shows we are GOING to be attending this year.
- Which ones we know we SHOULD be attending, but can’t due to other constraints.
- Which ones we WISH we could attend, even if it’s a little off the beaten path.
Here’s what I’d like from you: In the comments, let us know which shows YOU are going to be attending, and which ones you would like to see US attend next year. That will help us justify our decisions (and budget!) and (hopefully) meet up with you!
Tom: PASS Summit, VMworld, Ignite
Kong: MS Ignite, VMworld, SpiceWorld Austin, Philadelphia VMUG USERCON, and Carolina VMUG USERCON
Patrick: Cisco Live, Ignite
Leon: Cisco Live
Tom: Spiceworks, VMworld (Barcelona)
Kong: “Are you insane?!?! Did you see what I’m already going to?”
Leon: Interop, Ignite, SpiceWorld
Wish We Could Attend:
Tom: SXSW, AWS re:Invent 2015
Kong: AWS re:Invent
Patrick: RSA, AWS re:Invent 2015
Leon: Interop, DefCon, RSA,
Like I said, let us know in comments where YOU are going to be, and we’ll start to make plans to be there the next time around.
Here's a PIC of my first modem. A Hayes smartmodem with a blazing speed of 1200 baud. More than two decades later, somehow this modem does not seem so smart.
Not attending anything. I wish I could attend Cisco Live.
Any chance of a live ThwackCamp?
I am unable to attend. But, don't you owe us a report on your last convention??