Yesterday was the final day of EMC World 2010, you could feel the difference in the atmosphere. I chose to relax and converse with fellow bloggers in the Bloggers Lounge. There were some topics which really caught my attention, Converged Data Center: FCoE, iSCSI, and the Future of Storage Networking, CLARiiON CX4 Hardware Overview, Introduction to EMC VPLEX, NAS Meets SAN: An Introduction to Celerra Unified Storage, FCoE – Topologies, Protocol, and Limitation, took a practice exam for EMC Proven Professional Exam & the keynotes sessions, during the conference.
I found the instructors were well prepared for their sessions, they were very professional and took the time to answer questions. I recall in 1 session while during the Q&A portion everyone having to leave as the room was needed for another session, the instructor said come on out in the hallway and we can finish our discussion. He could have easily made an excuse and cut the answer session short but he hadn’t. That little gesture means alot!
Bloggers Lounge “Blounge”
Now this was the most happening of spots. Len Devanna, Jamie Pappas & Thom Lytle are excellent hostess/Hosts. They made a relaxing environment for us bloggers. But the biggest buzz was the espresso machine!
But what would a conference be with out meeting new people and I met alot of great people from all over the world. One thing I enjoy is people watching which is different then “checking” out the girls. Have you ever just stop to watch how people react while interacting with others? Just stop and observe and you will see some truly genuine moments. The time an individual takes to answer questions no matter how small or simple is nice. Here’s an example of 1 how small the world can be, 2. Just plain awesomeness.
Brian Boyd comes to me and says”I won a HD Flip cam!” from Studio E, Just earlier he was saying how great that would be to win one since he didn’t have it. While he was there a gentleman from Germany had won a TV they were giving away, Unfourtuneatly that particular TV was compatible for German electricity as they use 240v. So they picked another winner and worked something out with the original winner. About 20 minutes after hearing this I met up with Bas Raayman in the lobby of the Westin Hotel to goto the Bean Town Bash. Sitting with Bas was 2 gentleman from Germany, and wouldn’t you know that the guy that had won the TV from Studio E was sitting directly across from me. Now that just shows 1. The world is a small place, 2. Pure awesomeness!