Theoretically, I’m on vacation now, and therefore shouldn’t be touching a computer. But in reality I’m out at home in rural America, and the most interesting thing around is our new wireless network. So, why not post?
This is the belated PDC post. PDC is one of my favorite shows, and this year was no exception (though I must confess I was very tired at the end of it, after half the sleep and twice the alcohol I had anticipated). I was also asked a lot more hard questions than I’ve been in a while, which was great, though similarly tiring—our customers have such interesting ideas!
I didn’t get to go to nearly as many sessions as I wanted to, so I’m waiting for that DVD with bated breath. I did get to stop by the Women and Tech luncheon I had mentioned earlier, and that was one of the most interesting I’ve seen.
My takeaways from the PDC:
-good show overall. I heard a lot of people, customers and blue shirts alike, saying that this was the best PDC ever. I don’t have nearly enough context to say that, but I do think it was one of the best shows I’ve seen.
-excitement about upcoming products: as shown in the keynotes, we’ve got a great pipeline of products releasing in the next little while, and just about everyone was excited about them.
-(Indigo-related) positive feedback and impatience: I don’t think I heard any substantial negative feedback about Indigo or the Indigo presence at PDC, which really surprised me. (Or maybe I was just listening selectively.) In general, I heard only good things about the Indigo product, sessions, and speakers. The exception, of course, was impatience at the fact that we’re still a ways away from shipping. For what it’s worth, shipping is our top priority at this point (we’re in “shipping is a feature” mode), but we do need to ensure that our customers get stable, usable bits.
Other things I’m missing?