Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cisco Live 2014, Is That Really You?

 I am amazed at how fast May has arrived. I am definitely not what I would consider prepared for the annual pilgrimage to the convention that is Live! May is a tough month to be doing the convention thing. Graduations, kids in school, etc. etc..

Fortunately, I don't need to waste energy thinking about it. This thing is going off whether I am ready or not, and I am looking forward to the ride. I think this will be my 6th or 7th Cisco Live event (formerly Networkers). I guess I could pull out hats and do an official count but I am sure no one cares. 

This year will be my 2nd Live! event in San Francisco. I am sure this time will be far more rewarding than the first go around. I am really looking forward to seeing some of my colleagues that I haven't seen since Orlando 2013. I am also going to get to spend time with some NetCraft folks that I don't get to see often. We work together but, well, we work and that falls under the category " 'Nuff said".

The absolute best thing about Live is the first day. The nerd herd, in all of its triumphant glory descending upon the Moscone Center like we own the place. That is what I am looking forward to because it is the sign that Live! has started. A signal that sets the train in motion, gets the gears going -- mind alignment complete. A trumpet sounding an off-key tune that blasts a warning: "THIS house is OUR house.... for about a week, and then we'll leave you be. We promise...."

Before I get back to the grind I'd like to send a special thanks to Dan Bruhn and the team that runs the Cisco Support Community and the Cisco Designated VIP program. I appreciate the invite to participate in the program and the support in getting to Live! this year. You are all tops in my book.

If anyone wants to hookup at Live! send me a tweet (@ucguerrilla). I will be there starting Saturday.

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