NAVTechDays has ended .. and I think it's getting old, but hey .. I'm gonna do it: it .. was .. great. In every aspect of the word!
I have attended NAVTechDays as a speaker and exhibitor. Which actually means .. that I missed about all the sessions. And that's the one thing I hated about my attendance. I had to man the booth, prepare my session .. and although I thought that I had plenty of time to attend the sessions .. there just wasn't :(. In fact, I only attended about 30 minutes of Vjeko's session (which was by the way great!).
NAVTechDays as a Speaker
I have done quite some sessions on quite some occasions, and this was by far, the most professional accomodation for speakers I ever experienced. How Luc did it, I don't know .. it must have cost him a fortune! All accomodation you could think of .. was present:
Probably I'm forgetting stuff .. but really .. This is the most professional speaker-accomodation I ever had. I was honored to be part of this. Thanks, Luc!
NAVTechDays as an Exhibitor
I haven't done much conventions where I was an exhibitor. In fact .. NAVTechDays made me realize again that I don't want to do it either. Not that it doesn't create any opportunities .. far from it .. but because I just don't get to see anything else than the exhibition.
It was the first convention where we were with iFacto ReVision. You know, the Source Control tool I have been blogging, facebooking, twittering, ... about. We got .. LOTS .. of interested people, and a few were actually sold :-) (product, I mean, not people:-) ). NAVTechDays also gave the opportunity to present the product for 15 minutes. When I presented ReVision .. the seats were all taken, plus lots of people were standing to look at the presentation. Personally .. I couldn't have expected more than the attention we got!
NAVTechDays as an attendee
So, I can't say much about this .. because I frankly just didn't attend any sessions (did I already mention I really hated that?). But one remarkt that I got from one of the people of Microsoft might summarize that part: "oh my god .. everything is revealed. We just don't have anything more to share!" :-).
The speakers with the NAVTechDays uniform:
Luc doing the keynote .. addressing the amazing news that he gathered people of 34 different countries
The audience paid attention..
Jorg Stryk with his famous book-trick!
Karikature of .. uhm .. Someones face.
My partner in crime .. Gary!
Me with my fellow speakers and an itching nose..
We get quite some good comments on the PRS initiative .. so we're motivated to continue our work :-).
Good to have met 'live'. Thanx for the PRS initiative.