SPICEWORLD 2018 Pictures Post

Community Manager - please move me in the appropriate category if this is wrong. I've been searching for a place to post my pics and see others' pics from Spiceworld.

I don't want to overload the servers - so here is my link https://photos.app.goo.gl/cw4RmBaBL92xZ2cL6

I did not take very many pictures -especially not selfies -as you can probably tell..

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the ladies!

Ladies rockin Radar Aviators @ #Spiceworld2018  
Every table I ate at while at Spiceworld, I was surrounded by cool people.  Thank you so much for a great time!  It was a pleasure meeting you all!  

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Breakfast Buddies in our Quadrotech Aviators

Best Breakfast bunch around!  #Spiceworld2018

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Post-Spiceworld - What did you learn?

Hello hello!

This year's Spiceworld was a blast, but now comes the fun part- writing up what you learned to justify the trip to your CFO/Director/etc. How do you typically write this up? Bullets or paragraphs? In-depth technical detail, or broad picture? This was my first time, so I'd love to hear how you typically present your trip to the higher ups.

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I attended spiceworld last week.  I was wondering whether there is a site somewhere that lists all of the exhibit vendors, as well as recaps of the sessions.

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Where is everyone posting their pictures?


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Thank you SpiceWorld 2018!

I don't know about you but the entire Webroot team had a great time and a really successful SpiceWorld. It's hard to believe that SpiceWorld 2018 has come and gone but I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to talk with our team or pulled me aside during the event. It was GREAT to meet you in person and put a name with a face. One of the best things about this conference is to make that personal connection with the folks you talk to day-in and day-out on the community. It's incredibly powerful.
We're always looking to improve so if there's something that you'd like to see us do or do differently next year, let us know!
Thanks again to everyone who made this SpiceWorld the best one yet!

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Women in IT - keep the conversation going!

I met some really fabulous ladies at Spice World this year.  I wanted to post a reminder that we have a private Women in IT user group to keep the discussion going:  https://community.spiceworks.com/user-groups/women-in-it

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VoIP seminar from Tuesday w/ Jared Busch

Looking for the slides from this presentation. Our company is looking into it and guys in the department were interested in seeing it.

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What is your SpiceWorld budget?

Hi folks!

I've been hoping to attend SpiceWorld for several years. I have been working to convince my boss of the benefit of me attending unsuccessfully. I think my best bet to attend is to finance the trip myself. With that said, aside from scoring a $99 ticket by this Friday for next year, what is the average cost to attend SpiceWorld?

Can you please share your ballpark cost including hotel, food, transit, etc? I'm aware airfare varies depending on where I'm coming from, but everything else should be relatively similar for everyone. If I know how much I need between now and next year it makes it that much easier to save up.

Thanks and hope to see you all in Austin next year!


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$99 SpiceWorld 2019 tickets - promo ends Friday, Oct. 26.

A friendly reminder to grab your SpiceWorld 2019 by Oct. 26 using the discount code SAVEMYSEAT to get the $99 rate. This is the lowest SpiceWorld price offered, so be sure to register soon and spread the word to your IT friends!

Register Here

  • SpiceWorld 2019 in Austin, TX - September 23 - 25
  • Use the discount code SAVEMYSEAT to get the $99 rate
  • Need an invoice? Shoot us a note at spiceworld@spiceworks.com and we can get that created for ya at the $99 rate.

Were you able to make it to SpiceWorld 2018? Be sure to share your thoughts here. We read every comment to help us plan for next year.

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$99 SpiceWorld 2019 tickets - promo ends this Friday, Oct. 19.

A friendly reminder to grab your SpiceWorld 2019 by the end of this week using the discount code SAVEMYSEAT to get the $99 rate. This is the lowest SpiceWorld price offered, so be sure to register soon and spread the word to your IT friends!

Register Here

  • SpiceWorld 2019 in Austin, TX - September 23 - 25
  • Use the discount code SAVEMYSEAT to get the $99 rate
  • Need an invoice? Shoot us a note at spiceworld@spiceworks.com and we can get that created for ya at the $99 rate.

Were you able to make it to SpiceWorld 2018? Be sure to share your thoughts here. We read every comment to help us plan for next year.

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Spiceworld 2019

I may have missed it but, where can we go to purchase tickets for Spiceworld 2019?  Do they have a link available yet?

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Just because... PowerPoint on Baby Steps: PowerShell

So... my slides aren't very helpful as they were more notes of things I should talk about rather than "real info" on them, but here they are in case.

(I even fixed the spelling... and anonymized myself a touch by replacing real name with community name.)

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Someone have the slides used on spiceworld 2018 available to download?

Someone have the slides used on spiceworld 2018 available to download?

Thank you 

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Security Isn't Just a Job, It's a Lifestyle (slides)

The presentation went about 35-40 minutes and I ended up having time for questions at the end. The attached slide deck is the deck I used for my presentation at SpiceWorld. 

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Everyone is a customer - Wed AM Session 2018 Spiceworld

Uploading the "Everyone is a customer" session I presented on Wed @ 9:30am .... fun times! Session is actually about 35mins worth of speaking and left as an open discussion afterwards so that you could get all sides from L1 techs to CIOs (I have had that range of attendees at the sessions) along with their opinions which helps. I modified it at the last minute as I had some changes, but the uploaded one on here is the final one I presented that day.

I have had many years of both customer service and then working in IT as well, and meshed both together to try and provide both the best technical AND customer service to make the end user experience as good as possible and also empower the end users too. This means that not only do they learn some ways to make their jobs easier, but also makes IT's life easier by meaning the end users don't...

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Covering Your A$$ets - session slides (with notes)

I want to thank everyone who came out to my session this year (any in previous years).

HERE is the link to my slides.

I currently have no idea thoughts for SW2019 yet, so I'm open for suggestions on topics to submit for next year :)

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One of the old beloved sessions not there anymore.

So with the departure of +Kris (Spiceworks) from Spiceworks the session where he presents "best" user tickets from Spiceworks themselves was gold.  

Can there be an attempt of some one like RJ (Spiceworks) or Lee Y (Spiceworks) present those bits of "Gold" to us during next  Spiceworld?

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Courtyard extra parking charges SpiceWorld2018

Hi Everyone.

I am back home from another great conference.  Going over my hotel bill to submit for reimbursement, and notice that i was charged for 5 nights worth of parking at 35.00 a night.  I did not have a car.  I am thinking it was just a mistake, i called them and they fixed the issue.  Here is the thing, my friend Eric who also stayed at the Courtyard had the same "mistake" on his bill.

So if you stayed at the courtyard please take a look at your bill and make sure there are not any extra charges you paid for. 

Besides that I enjoyed my stay at that hotel.

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Qaudrotech error at SW2018 free stuff

Hi everyone,

If you attended Spiceworld 2018 and we got to meet you, thanks for taking time to talk or at least listen. Amy and I had so much fun but now are tired for sure. Quadrotech sponsored a literature drop at the Keynote speaker Bruce Schneier and he was Awesome. He made me think about security and big data a bit differently.

To get to the point of this post, Quadrotech had a bit of an opps. We heard that the link didn't work and with in seconds and had our team on it. It was fixed and wanted to let you know that if you wanted to head back over to the site on the picture below you can still register or not. The drawing will be held on Sunday and we will ship it out to you. So I guess it is a good thing for those of you that didn't make it because now you too can sign up too.

Again, if we had the chance to meet you, thanks for...

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Spazmatics at the Moody Theater

Back to real life now, but I've got a little something for everyone to relive one of the highlights of the week.

I managed to get a recording of almost every song from the concert Tuesday night.  For anyone that was there, it was awesome.  If you missed it, here you go:


This playlist and the individual videos are unlisted on Youtube.


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Security vs Functionality: A Sysadmin's Guide... Slides & Links

I promised the Slide Deck and information at my presentation, so here you all go:https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qvi3y9jj1whot3/Presentation_Noteless.pptx?dl=0

I mentioned using a better bookmarking system for setting aside non-critical/personal articles for later, specifically Pocket. Check it out here: http://getpocket.com

As for Security/Tech News Resources I'd recommend:

US-Cert: https://www.us-cert.gov/

SecurityWeek: https://www.securityweek.com/

The Hacker News: https://thehackernews.com/

Slashdot: https://slashdot.org/

InfoSec Island: http://www.infosecisland.com/

There are a bunch more available here: https://www.cio.com/article/2370843/security0/10-great-cybersecurity-news-sources.html

Alright Y'all. I promised the Slide Deck and information at my presentation, and here I am delivering. I know there were some links and such I...

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SpiceBuddies Looking for Feedback!

Just as was requested of us from Jeff Grettler (Spiceworks), Chelsea (Spiceworks), and Todd (Spiceworks), the SpiceBuddies are also asking for your feedback! In the past years, we've relied on feedback among ourselves and those who shared anything in person during SpiceWorld. This year, we wanted to try something new to get more so we can make 2019 even better!
We have our own feedback form that we request anyone who interacted with the SpiceBuddies at all this year to share your thoughts, comments and suggestions! This is also a way to give a shout out to a specific buddy! Anything constructive submitted to us will help us immensely making next year even better!
Also, by submitting feedback, you'll be entered into a drawing for some prizes donated by the SpiceBuddies!

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A Big Thanks from the SpiceBuddies!

I want to give a huge thanks to the SpiceWorld team for running another great conference!  Specifically, I want to give a big thanks to Dana M (Spiceworks) for being so receptive and supportive of the SpiceBuddies!  It meant a lot for me as I jumped in to fill the shoes of Spankmeister since life kept him away this year!

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Can we get our session video recordings?

I noticed that all the sessions were professionally recorded. Is it possible for those of us who presented to get a copy of our session recording?

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Blast Off: Taking your career to new heights (slide deck)

Our slide deck is attached here! We got some great feedback from some attendees of the panel at SpiceWorld, as well as some great suggestions for additions for future updates to the presentation. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out to us on here or individually.

Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lDOYJao7kEjXdRBgyu3ka6jc-1KOW2t6/view?usp=drivesdk

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Hold Onto Your Butts! Build a Better BC/DR Plan Than Jurassic Park

Here is my slide deck and resources I mentioned during my talk to help you get started with your BC/DR plan!  I've added a bunch of notes on the slides for those who couldn't make it (and until the recordings are up). 


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Breaking Good: Build Your Own Homelab

As promised, here is the slide deck for those interested in checking out our notes! I want to give a big thanks to Coloradogeek andRLYMN (Lee) for bringing so much to such a great topic! There are a bunch of notes and resource links within the notes of the slides and a big slide of links at the end.

If you're interested in more homelab goodness, join the group! https://community.spiceworks.com/user-groups/homelabs

Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/191jOI1-5eNpbflkCVqmS_JArX9cJJFZMsPkyugVlJcc/

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MIssed the Live Streams

So did they announce any thing new and exciting for Spiceworks.

What did you guys that were there, or caught the live stream hear that interested you the most?

If this was part of a live stream can we see it on replay?

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Frank Abagnale at Spiceworld 2018: A fraudster turned crime buster

AUSTIN, TEXAS — IT pros play many roles at work, sometimes comprising the entirety of theirdepartment. They spend their days wearing countless hats, assuming new professional identities on a near-daily basis as the work requires.

Frank Abagnale, too, has worn many hats — but unlike most attendees at SpiceWorld 2018 here, his early roles were far from authentic (or even legal).

As portrayed in the 2002 Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can, Abagnale pursued a prolific career of cons, deception, and fraud that started before the age of 18 and ended with a string of prison sentences.

As a sequel, Abagnale put his criminal insights in the service of the FBI to help law enforcement take down the sort of cybercriminals IT pros guard against every day.

"As you know, I've had a lot of people tell my story," Abagnale told a packed keynote...

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Great Spiceworld!

Thanks to the entire Spiceworks time on another great Spiceworld!  This SpiceRex is ready to head home....

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Tell us your thoughts about SpiceWorld 2018!

Whew! Three days of tech goodness, making new friends, and learning a TON! SpiceWorld 2018 is a wrap, but we'd love to know your thoughts on this year's event. 

  • What was your favorite part? 
  • Something you'd love to see us change? 
  • What session did you enjoy the most? 

Don't forget to register for SpiceWorld 2019 using the discount code SAVEMYSEAT to claim your $99 ticket!

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AnnieCannons at SpiceWorld: Teaching IT skills to human-trafficking survivors

AUSTIN, TEXAS — In Tuesday's powerful final session at SpiceWorld 2018, AnnieCannons co-founders Jessica Hubley and Laura Hackney joined Spiceworks Vice President of Business Operations Nicole Tanzillo to discuss their organization's work: empowering survivors of human trafficking by equipping them with the skills they need for careers in technology.

Merriam-Webster defines human trafficking as "organized criminal activityin which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited (as by being forced into prostitution or involuntary labor)." This global business reaps hundreds of billions of dollars annually from the forced labor of vulnerable people, especially women. Without other skills and training to support themselves and their families, millions of people are trafficked every year — whether into forced...

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Where;s breakfast?

Dana M (Spiceworks) we turned up at 8:30 on;ly to find desert (fruit and cake)!

Where's the bacon, eggs, sausage and/or burritos ???

We need real food to keep us going during the morning (and to soak up the alcohol from last night).

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Shaping up to be one of the BEST SpiceWorlds !

There is still another full day left in SpiceWorld but I am already feeling that this has been one of the best in the last few years.
--the multiple big name keynote speakers is huge
--the increase in vendors creates quite the buzz in the exhibit area
--love the startup zone
--the user sessions seem to go deeper than last year
--SpiceWorker seemed real enthused about the new direction of development
--some real good foosball players in the chill lounge :-)

What do others think?   How do you think 2018 SW compares to the last 3 or 4 ???

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Pictures From My First SpiceWorld

I didn't really connect until Tuesday Night but had a blast, even with quick connections...

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Pictures From My First SpiceWorks

I didn't really connect until Tuesday Night but had a blast, even with quick connections...

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The future of incident response: Bruce Schneier keynotes SpiceWorld

AUSTIN, TEXAS — IT pros in search of the inside line on security and privacy flocked Tuesday afternoon to hear from renowned cryptographer and security legendBruce Schneier. The theme of his keynote address at SpiceWorld 2018: We live in a world where vulnerabilities are everywhere, and we got here for a variety of reasons.

For one thing, technology is often developed quickly for a market with an appetite for fast, cheap products that neglects to design for security by default.

As an example, Schneier cited the internet. "The internet was never designed with security in mind," Schneier declared, because when it was initially being developed, "the internet wasn't being used for anything important."

And while computers have gained ubiquity as highly extensible, general-purpose machines capable of doing almost anything, that same...

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