I'm fully into “conference season” this spring, so today’s blog must be short.
This week, the STG Technical Enablement Conference is being held in Orlando, Fla., and I’m attending to present a few IBM i topics to many of the 1,500 or so participants. I gave these same presentations in Prague in the Czech Republic just a few weeks ago, so I am confident they will go well. This conference has two tracks, and one of them caters to IBMers and business partners who may see confidential information. The other is for typical customers. As long as I don’t mix up the two groups, I should be fine.
But I won’t even be at this conference for the duration of the event, because the COMMON Annual meeting begins Sunday, May 1, in Minneapolis, and the COMMON Americas Advisory Council meets for two days before the full conference begins, so I must be back to Minnesota Thursday night.
While it’s always a hectic time of year, the true benefit of these conferences is getting to talk to people-- IBMers and customers and partners and ISVs--who want to hear about IBM i, and want to give me feedback and ideas.
I’ve refreshed every one of my COMMON presentations with new information, so I hope to see some of you at those sessions. I’ll also be participating in the Expo area, and will definitely be somewhere at the “Ask the Experts” event. Thankfully, I will have lots of company, because many Rochester IBM i developers are going to get a chance to come up for COMMON, since it will be held in Minneapolis. This means I can take all the hard questions and find a real expert to help you out if you stump me.
Look for more blogs and tweets as COMMON really begins. Meanwhile, I had better go find the rooms in which I’ll be presenting in Orlando. Oh, and maybe get some food. And sleep. Nah, probably not much sleep.
Conference season. Gotta love it!
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