As readers of this blog may know, I was invited to participate in Tech Field 12 last November. For those who are not familiar with TFD, it is an event where a panel of delegates (consisting of bloggers, analysts, industry folks, etc.) get to sit down with vendors of all sizes. The delegates get to pick the brains of the vendors, and the whole event is recorded and streamed live.
TFD12 was a great experience and one that I won’t soon forget (for many reasons …), so you can imagine my delight when I received an email inviting me to Tech Field Day 14 in Boston. Although I am far from a veteran in the ranks of the Tech Field Day delegates, I’m at least in my sophomore stage now. Having a better idea of how all the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff works, I’m sure I’ll be a lot more relaxed this time around.
One of the most valuable aspects of this event is the people: whether it is your fellow delegates, the phenomenal Tech Field Day staff, or the ‘wicked smaht’ presenters who attend, you are surrounded by top talent. This is a chance that most folks will never get, a chance to quiz and converse with some of the smartest folks in the industry. However, if you are following along at home, you absolutely can participate by using the #TFD14 tag on Twitter. Us delegates will be monitoring the tag and relaying the questions when we can so that you can hopefully get your answers.
As of this writing, there are four presenters who we’ll be seeing:
I’m at least partially familiar with the presenting companies but expect to see some ‘primers’ posts similar to what I had leading into Tech Field Day 12.
Tech Field Day 14 will take place May 11 – 12; you can follow the official Tech Field Day 14 page for an up to date schedule.
Disclaimer: I was invited to participate in Tech Field Day as a delegate. All of my expenses, including food, transportation, and lodging will be covered by Gestalt IT. I did not receive any compensation to write this post, nor was I requested to write this post. Anything written above was on my own accord.