Monday

Spiceworld 2018: Is it worth the trip?

Hi all,

So I'm no spring chicken when it comes to service provider conferences (Xchange and Ingram Micro)- prior to my current position, I owned and operated a MSP for quite some time, and before that I worked as an engineer for other ITSPs. I'm considering attending Spiceworld 2018 this fall, but this would be my first time attending an IT conference as a "customer / end-user". My question is, to those whom have been to Spiceworld in the past, would it be worth it? Are the breakout sessions useful or is it just a huge sales pitch? Does it ever feel that they are killing time to fill in gaps?

Any feedback on Spiceworld would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Sam



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Saturday

Worth it for a software developer?

Hi guys,

I'm going to be in Austin for a social event Oct 10th and I was actively looking for IT events in the area while I was here. I'm coming from the UK on the weekend so I wanted to really make it worth it!

I've been a contractor for 7 years now, specializing in developing and integrating Microsoft .NET applications, though I'm looking at moving into Dynamics from an ERP angle in a year or two so meeting and talking to folks in this space would be "awesome".

From what I can tell, this looks like it might be more targeted at your network admins, IT managers etc - think someone from my area could get much out of this? Don't believe the sessions have been announced yet so I'm guessing a little at the minute!

Managed to find one video from last year on YouTube on Wireless Security which looked pretty good so general IT will always gets me...



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Thursday

ACL Festival and Meetup

Is anyone here coming down to SpiceWorld early for the ACL festival?  We'll be going to Saturday and possibly Sunday's show as well.  Just wondering if there's any one interested in meeting up for ACL.

Thanks!



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Bruce Schneier: SpiceWorld's second featured speaker

If your IT career depends on protecting security and privacy — and whose doesn’t? — you’ll want to attend Bruce Schneier’s keynote address this October at SpiceWorld.For 25 years, Bruce has been a leading voice in the discussion of the technology, politics, and ethics of security.

A renowned cryptographer and security technologist, Bruce writes and speaks to a global audience about security’s promise and dangers, covering topics from the NSA to biometrics to DRM to cyberterrorism. The author of more than a dozen books, Bruce is a broadcast personality, a board member of the Electronics Frontier Foundation the Tor Project, and an Advisory Board Member of the Electronics Privacy Information Center and VerifiedVoting.org.

To hear Bruce share his security knowledge in person, join us at SpiceWorld 2018!


P.S. SpiceWorld tickets are just...



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Industry Specific and Region Meetups @ SpiceWorld!

One thing I'd love to see (and I will be starting unofficially) at Spiceworld is industry specific sessions or meetups. I want to meet with other IT professionals in my industry to see what they're doing, trade ideas, and brainstorm new ones! Yeah, we can go to our industry specific tradeshows and conferences but it's a snoozefest... I think SpiceWorld attracts amazing people and sets the perfect environment for IT Pros to grow. If there were industry specific breakouts or meetups during the conference I think it would also help justify the trip to the "boss" if they're on the fence about it before.

Industry Meetup:

I'm going to hold an unofficial meetup for my Industry, Healthcare and DME (Durable Medical Equipment) around the conference center (bar, cafe, something chime in with your ideas for downtown Austin) in the evening one of...



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Wednesday

Where you from?

Trying to get an angle on the active members, where they are at, so as to schedule the meeting in the best places.

So with that in mind, please answer the poll that goes with this topic (just and your town) don't need address or anything personal like that.

Cheers Peter  



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Monday

Todays Edition

https://paper.li/f-1524233957#/

nice post about winning a laptop and only open to those in the UK



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