Video engagement with Tech Field Day has been off the charts, dramatically exceeding our expectations. If you’re one of the 10,000 people who watched live or the thousands who subscribe to the Tech Field Day YouTube channel, we would like to thank you. Our event is dedicated to sharing knowledge and expanding the community, and that’s exactly what’s happening!
Next week, Tech Field Day travels to New York City to participate in the bi-annual Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Conference as well as hosting our on-site Tech Field Day Extra event.
Tech Field Day is a live, in-person event for the dozen delegates selected for each event, but as that term implies, a far greater number are represented. Indeed, our latest events have drawn a far-larger audience to the live video stream, and these viewers are joining the event via Twitter as well. This hybrid approach is unusual in the IT event world, and part of what makes Tech Field Day so special.
We invite the public to tune in for Storage Field Day 8 throughout the week. Live broadcasts will be hosted at the Tech Field Day web site and video will be shared on our YouTube channel. Those wishing to be part of the discussion can join in using the #SFD8 hashtag on Twitter.
Most of these influencer programs get some things right and other aspects laughably wrong. Rather than pick on any one, let’s set up a straw man to point out the biggest sins of corporate influencer programs, as we see it.
We really enjoy Marco Arment’s blog and the links he posts and comments on. And we recently read his post, “We’re Just Flipping Through Index Cards”, with a reference to a podcast interview John Roderick by Myke Hurley that got us thinking. John is talking about the music industry, and Marco is talking about the app store. But a lot of it rings true for enterprise IT, too.
Tom Hollingsworth is now part of the Foskett Services team. He’ll be helping out with all sorts of activities, from GestaltIT.com to Tech Field Day to writing and speaking projects. He’s got the skills to do just about everything, and we intend to give him the opportunity to become “more”, as he so eloquently put it.
Tech Field Day is a challenging event for the presenters, the delegates, and the audience. The conversations are usually highly technical, diving deeper and lasting longer than most enterprise IT videos. The fact that our viewership is so high makes us beam with pride: We must be doing something right!