System z Expo, Las Vegas, 13-17 October
MartinPacker 11000094DH Comments (3) Visits (8223)
With a couple of working days to go before the deadline I've completed my two presentations for Expo.
As usual I've added some new stuff, based on new technologies and some situations I've encountered. And rather than throwing older stuff out I've moved most of it to backup foils. While I'm prepared to present the backup material I don't expect to have time to in the sessions. But at least you'll have the material. And at other times, in other places, I can present the material.
As my presentations are of the "evolutionary" variety I suspect if you saw me present twice in a year you'd barely feel they'd changed at all. Hopefully most people see them but once a year and get value out of what has changed.
So, here are the two sessions I'm giving:
It's going to be interesting to catch up with some of the other presenters and to see what they think is interesting to talk about. And to see some friendly customers I haven't seen for a year.
I'll also be updating you via Twitter: Remember my id is MartinPacker so feel free to follow me and to interact with me on Twitter. I'm going to be using the hashtag #zOSExpo2008 and would encourage other twitterers at the conference to do the same. Using a hashtag to mark tweets has worked well at other conferences. I expect, for instance, to flag what session I'm in. So you might want to ensure questions you're interested in get asked. Of course, I'd have to find the question interesting and not to have asked too manyquestions already. :-) You know how difficult that'll be. :-)
I think you can tell I'm looking forward to this conference (don't I always?) even if the flights are bit of a bore and so's the jetlag. I have been to Las Vegas three times before and have the Saturday after the conference free. I think I might hire a car and get out of town and take my camera with me. Anyone else attending who has the same idea?
And if you were wondering about going I can tell you the agenda looks easily good enough to make it a great use of time. Join me in Las Vegas!