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Press Registration for Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit?!?

Gartner is having their annual Wireless & Mobile Summit this month in Chicago. This is an event that I have always wanted to attend.

I am going to ask about Press Registration for the conference. I know that RSA and other large security conferences have embraced the idea of allowing bloggers to attend and post about their events. In this case, I will have to be posting from either an EVDO card or via my iPhone – which should be a natural fit for an event centered around Wireless & Mobile technologies. 🙂

The first page of the conference brochure (beyond the cover page) starts out with the phrase “Mobile Business 2.0 is coming.  Are you ready?”   I fully believe in Mobile Business 2.0, which is a large reason that I have beefed up my LinkedIn profile, started this blog, and created a Twitter account.  I believe sharing information of this kind is extremely valuable to us as a Wireless & Mobile community.  In that spirit, I hope that Gartner sincerely considers my request for a press pass as a blogger.

Sessions that look particularly interesting to me upon first glance are the ones around RFID, iPhone Forensics, and Online Society in 2020.

If you are interested in attending the event, here are some of the details (they even offer a money back guarantee):

23 – 25  February 2009   |   Chicago, IL   |   Sheraton Chicago

Standard Conference Price

Fee includes conference attendance, documentation and planned functions.  – US $2095

Money Back Guarentee

If you are not completely satisfied with this Gartner conference, please notify us in writing within 15 days of the conference and we will refund 100% of your registration fee.

Comment Moderation Policy

As I am relatively new to blogging, I have been reading a couple books on the topic to maximize my value to you, the readers.  One of the books I am reading is “What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting”.  It is a great book.  I actually got a signed copy in the mail from the author (Ted Demoploulos) because I provided some feedback and advice on one of his websites that deals with Information Security Certifications –

One of the ideas it gave me was to explicitly spell out my policy regarding comments on my blog.  I do moderate comments, only to filter out spam, expletives, or otherwise unprofessional comments.  I don’t mind (even encourage) dissenting comments, as long as they are respectful and professional.

My hope is that this will be an open forum for people to exchange ideas and information.  Please feel free to leave comments, links to related material, etc.  It is this sense of community that will make a valuable resource.  I look forward to hearing from you!

* Twitter *

I have created an accompanying Twitter page to my blog (for those of you who are craving wireless updates more than every day or two… :))

My Twitter username is “wifijedi” if you would like to “follow me”.

Or you see my updates at

Guess what I had for lunch today?  😉

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

I ran across this article at (which is a great site BTW).  The article talks about different types of content for a blog to include information for regular readers, interesting material to gain new readers, and controversial material to encourage discussion.

Being new to blogging, I would love your comments on both the form and content of this blog.  What do you think about the format?  Is there anything else you would like to see?  What about the content?  Which have been your favorite posts?  What would you like to see in future posts?