IamLUG just wrapped up and after an incredible two days of a fantastic free technical conference, followed by an additional paid full day of training, it’s time to digest all the information gleaned over the last three days. I’m completely wiped out from learning and speaking and having fun with friends, so I know I couldn’t have wrapped it up better than Sam Bridegroom:
I’ve spent the last two days at the IamLug 2011 user group meeting – and it’s been a great couple of days. The Notes and Domino community owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Chris Miller for organizing the event, and to all of the sponsors and high quality speakers who contributed to making such a great event. The best part – it’s a free event. Travel & accommodations are not free, but even some of that is discounted (room rates were more than reasonable). It’s an amazing value for anyone who has the ability to attend.
I couldn’t agree more. Two FREE days of amazing technical information and access to great speakers and sponsors and other users.
This user group meeting was just that – a user group meeting. There’s a lot more conversation among participants, the sessions can get very conversational at times, and in many cases people are a lot freer to express opinions without fear of retribution from the Borg. Not that most of these folks would really care about it, but you get the idea. The exchange of thoughts and ideas is very much encouraged. The sponsor/vendor floor is not nearly as vulture-like, so there’s not nearly the apprehension to engage in conversation. Everybody wins.
Just realized the added meaning of “everybody wins”. There were LOADS of giveaways, Plantronics headsets, iPads, Kindles, books and so much more. I won an O’Reilly ebook!
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