As you are most likely aware I was an attendee at the TechFieldDay event at Boston, and as is Steve’s wont we managed to get a presentation from a Stealth Start-up. Now we have been able to say the company name Zerto but not much else. However that is now about to change.
I have just come back from Boston MA where I have been a delegate on TechFieldDay 6. now this was my first ever TFD, and I would like to thank Steven Foskett for firstly organising these fantastic events and secondly for honouring me with an invite. It was with some trepidation that I got off the plane in Boston, well I was just about to spend two full days in the company of Gabrie van Zanten 😉 seriously though I was unsure as to what I was about to enter, previous delegates had told me I was in for a treat, but that does not remove first day nerves :).
I think that Shannon summed up the sentiment exactly when he stated what a Great bunch of people to be spend time with, some of the delegates I knew from the London VMUG
some from VMworld
|Gabrie van Zanten,|
The others through the medium of Twitter
Some I already considered Friends, others I now consider friends. We had one absentee who unfortunately came down with appendicitis, fortunately he is better now.
Our Glorious leaders Steven and his glamorous assistant Claire Chaplais did an excellent job interfacing with the vendors who were presenting to us, but more importantly than that keeping such a ragtag bunch of technology geeks in toe, they never once lost a delegate (it am looking at you Simon Seagrave 😉 ) and surprisingly managed to get us everywhere on time too, not a bad effort considering Boston Traffic and the early starts. although next time remember that Tea is a beverage too, much more refreshing that that mud you Americans drink, I think you call it cor-feeh
I will be posting my thoughts from the presentations over the next couple of days but finally I would like to thank the vendors for their presentations, it is often difficult pitching to pure geeks, and one final thought.
Ice-Cream with Bacon bits in it is just plain wrong.
Well it is now official, I am a GestaltIT Tech Field Day (TFD) Delegate. I will be attending the gathering of Elite Bloggers in Boston on the 9th and 10th of June (not too sure as to how I got invited when you see some of the names on the list so far).
For those of you that are not aware of TFD, this is the sixth iteration and is held approximately once a quarter in a different city in the USA. The delegates are chosen or Nominated, I am not too sure of the process, but it is a matter of selection.
I can say that I am extremely honoured to have been invited to attend this one, as it is a pure Virtualisation based TFD. I am also looking forward to catching up with some of my Virutalisation Friends, some of whom I have not seen since VMworld 2009.
So once again I would like to thank Steve Foskett to putting together such a great event for all us tech geeks.