by, September 14th, 2007 at 12:54 PM (465 Views)
I occasionally bump into a few people who tend to believe that attending industry computer shows is a fun and enjoyable experience. I try to convince them it's fun if you're going to a show like E3 as an attendee, but exhibitors and media at these events traditionally run around working the entire event.
But this blog isn't meant to be about me - it's supposed to be about the people who help run the show.
The complexity of operating a large computer tech show is something that I try to wrap my mind around every time I attend an event at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Even though I have been in the building more times than I want to admit, it seems each show continues to only get better and better.
I want to officially tip my hat to the organizers of VMworld - VMware. Although the show is smaller than many other shows that take place in the Moscone Center, catering to more than ~12,000 people still can't be easy.
Most shows try to cater to attendees, but VMworld IMO managed to host one hell of an event!
For example, much to the amusement of everyone who requested food on the last day of VMworld, Greg Eden, VMware Director of PR, managed to carry seven lunches half way across the Moscone Center by himself We appreciated it even though he managed to forget the beer!
VMware, good job so far, and good luck in the future!
Next week is the fall Intel Developer Forum (IDF) event, then I believe I will be taking a nice break away from industry trade shows at the Moscone Center. I may head to Los Angeles for E3 next month, but have to figure out the basic logistical issues first.
... Michael Hatamoto