It is interesting to contrast Uptime Institute Symposium vs. DatacenterDynamics especially when I attend the conferences back to back. Both of the conferences are good.
Here is CEO Martin McCarthy, CEO of the 451 Group with some passion.
Here is Stephen Worn CTO and CEO of North America, DatacenterDynamics with "talk to the hand" gesture. Actually I don't remember what Stephen was saying.
I hope you get a good laugh looking at this candid picture of Stephen Worn during his presentation. This picture was good for a few laughs from the DatacenterDynamics crew.
I've gone to 3 of the last 4 Uptime, but with all the DatacenterDynamics events around the country, I've had good times with the attendees and the DatacenterDynamics crew in SF, Seattle, Chicago, NY, and London. I typically attended as press, but about 2 years ago I wrote a blog entry about heading to DCD SF and I was going to spend most of my time talking to attendees and not going to sessions. In response to my post, Stephen Worn calls me in 30 minutes and tells me he is going to put me to work and be a hall chairman.
Part of the fun I have with DCD is going out to dinner with the crew after an event and we chat about all kinds of things. Part of the fun is making the new employees play the role of the Birthday person at the dinner table until a new employee comes on board to take their place. Ashley on the left had her first birthday dinner in Chicago, and Anabel had her first birthday dinner in Seattle a year ago.
But, this year it was actually Justin's Birthday, and it was opening day for Copper River Salmon in Seattle, so we headed to the Salmon House for a Birthday dinner.
I did have a bit of fun at Uptime Symposium with this picture when I caught Raging Wire's Jim Kennedy with a little nose scratch, and sent the high res 5184x3456 pixels to Raging Wire's VP of Marketing Doug Adams.
Both Uptime Symposium and DatacenterDynamics are great places to meet people. But, as you can tell I have much more fun with the DatacenterDynamics crew. I'll be at DCD SF next on June 30.