I’ve been holding back the excitement so far, but I can’t help it how – its nearly time for IBM Connect 2013. 2 days before I head out to Orlando! I’ve been working hard on the Best Practices track, helping calm nervous speakers, herding the cats into submitting slides, editing, posting. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make it all work. At times, from inside and out, it looks like a train wreck, and often it almost is. All of the track managers, the speakers and the tireless organizing staff are going full tilt and ONE slip and it will all go crashing down. Or not. Every year, it all comes together, at just the right time.
This year seems different, there’s the same heavy tech focus, but a lot of new stuff and new ideas. I’ll be blogging the show, attending as many sessions as I can. I’m speaking at 2 BOFs and at Spark Ideas. True geek fun includes Jonathan Coulter, John Hodgman and Jane McGonigal. If you don’t know them, you better learn them before you get there or risk your geek creed. Use your Google.
The Great Geek Challenge is back, Speedgeeking, Spark Ideas sponsored by Nerd Girls and as usual, Nerd Girl buttons with all new designs. I will have a special stash of the buttons that you won’t see in the bowls. I’m a full fledged Team Social member too.
Will I be seeing you there? I hope so – this is going to be a great year.