I made it to Syn-City. Whoops! That’s the geek in me. You know… the three way handshake… Syn, Syn-Ack, Ack (I guess its not a good joke if you have to explain it).
This week, I will be attending both INTEROP and Forrester’s IT Forum. Due to the lack of sleep this city usually affords me, I will be concentrating my efforts on my Computerworld blog, and plan to have a post everyday, starting this evening and running through Thursday.
It’s going to be a busy week for me. Besides blogging, my employer (Xirrus) is exhibiting at the show as well as providing the WiFi for all exhibitors and attendees. (Translation: I will be pulling booth duty. Stop on by and say hello!)
I also have a number of meetings set up with some real movers and shakers in the wireless industry. Today, I had lunch with Craig Mathias, who is the conference chair of the wireless track at INTEROP. Craig and I had a great discussion. We discussed
- What looks to be the most exciting part of the upcoming wireless track at INTEROP
- If wireless is a capable replacement to Ethernet switching to the desktop
- The general decline in interest in wireless security
I plan on transcribing our Q&A in my Computerworld blog post later this evening. Over the next few days, I will have Q&A with other journalists, analysts, etc. so reach out and let me know in the comments section what I should ask them!
I also have several other “extra-curricular activities” while I am in Vegas. No, it’s not what you’re thinking… One such event that I am particularly excited about it tonight’s “Beer & Bloggers” event down at Palazzo. If you are in Vegas, come on by! The logistical information is below:
Las Vegas Tweetup – 2009
Monday May 18, 2009 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
inside the Palazzo Hotel/Casino
3325 Las Vegas Blvd.
South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109