Guess who’s heading to Storage Field Day 11?
OK, you’ve already read the title, so you know it’s me, but that doesn’t make me any less excited about it.
It’s an honor to be chosen as a delegate for an event like this. This will be my third time as a Storage Field Day delegate, so this time I at least have some idea of what I’m getting myself into.
When and Where
The event will begin on the evening of Tuesday 4 October with a welcome dinner for the delegates at an as-yet-to-be-announced location in Silicon Valley.
On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 5-7 October, the delegates will be traveling to the corporate headquarters of the event sponsors’, where they’ll be giving us deep-dive, interactive presentations which will be livestreamed over the ‘Net.
All in all, I’m anticipating 3 days in a row of BCOS (Brain Capacity Overload Syndrome), but past experience tells me it will be worth it.
This time around, the event’s sponsors are:
Of the sponsors:
- My company, Accunet Solutions, is partners with Avere, HGST, and Seagate
- I was at Intel’s presentation at Storage Field Day 9
- I was at Primary Data’s presentation at Storage Field Day 7
- Scality is really the one I know the least about
I’m eager to hear updates from the folks I already know, and to learn about Scality in detail.
Joining me at the event as fellow delegates are:
- Alistair Cooke, who I’ve had some great interactions online with
- Chris M Evans, who I’ve been following for a while now, and attended past SFD events with
- Dukagjin Maloku, who I’ll be meeting for the first time
- Ed Morgan, who I’ve only had a few online interactions with
- James Green, who I haven’t met yet, but I’ve had great experiences with his company, ActualTech Media
- Jon Klaus, who I’ve known and respected for years now, and attended my first SFD event with
- Max Mortillaro, who I’ve followed for a while now, but have yet to meet in person
- Scott D Lowe, who I’ve followed for a while now, and attended past SFD events with
- Sean Thulin, who I worked with for a few years
- W. Curtis Preston, who anybody interested in storage as been following for a while now, and I’ve attended past SFD events with
Seriously, it’s a great crowd of delegates that I’m honored and privileged to get to be a part of. If you’re looking to stay on top of things going on in the storage industry, follow them all if you aren’t already.
How to Follow Along From Home
All of the sessions will be livestreamed, and you’ll be able to watch and listen live on the Storage Field Day 11 page.
You can also get info on, from, about, the event before, during, and after it by following the #SFD11 hashtag on Twitter.
Lastly, if you’re watching the livestream and suddenly realize you have a question you wish you were there to ask the presenters, give me a shout-out on Twitter with your question, and I’ll ask it for you.