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Tech Field Day: Past and Future

Our first Tech Field Day event has come and gone, so our attention now turns to the future.

Looking Back

Tech Field Day number one, held November 12 and 13, 2009, was amazing. There’s simply no other way to describe it!

The event generated incredible interest, dozens of blog posts, thousands of tweets, over a dozen videos, and that’s just the start. Delegates have banded together on Google Wave to write group posts and are continuing to share what they learned at the event. The sponsoring vendors are exhilarated as well, talking about the incredible amount of interest the event generated in their products.

It is probably best to just let everyone speak for themselves, though.

Take a look at this video, created from one-on-one interviews with sponsors, delegates, and supporters at the event in November!

Tech Field Day Overview from Stephen Foskett on Vimeo.

The Future

How could there not be another event like this? We have potential delegates and sponsors lining up, asking to be part of it. In fact, we have been overwhelmed by the interest!

Here’s what we know so far:

  • We will hold at least two more Tech Field Days in 2010, and possibly more
  • We are aiming for March and June, though dates are definitely TBD
  • These will take place wherever sponsor and delegate interest intersects, probably Boston, San Jose, Denver, and perhaps London, Seattle, and Research Triangle in North Carolina
  • We have formed a steering committee to review potential delegates and vendors so we can stay true to the Tech Field Day ideals
  • We already have a few vendors confirming their support with signed contracts for slots at multiple events

Want to get involved? There’s always room for more!

You can also  email or call Stephen Foskett ([email protected], +1-508-451-9532) for more information.

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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