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What I learned at Storage Field Day

Andy Warfield from Coho Data writes:

This is Storage Field Day.  Calling it a briefing isn’t quite right… maybe calling it an inquisition would be more accurate.  These “delegates” have been selected through a qualification process.  Their visit lasts about two hours.  They show up, they settle in, and you give them a presentation.  Beyond your presentation, nothing is scripted.  You have no idea what to expect from them in terms of questions, which they ask whenever they want during your presentation.  The whole thing is recorded on video and webcast live.

To make this slightly more terrifying, the delegates sit there punching furiously on their laptops through your entire presentation – so if they don’t call BS to your face for something they disagree with, it’s because they are tweeting it to each other and the world.

Andy knocked his presentation out of the park. It’s good to get perspective from presenters to see how they view the delegates. I can’t wait to have him back in front of the group again!

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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