Well, that was a great conference (in my humble opinion). After it was over on Wednesday, my wife and I (and kids too) went to Kalahari’s water park, crawled into the hot tub and relaxed for an hour – boy did that feel good.
I would like to thank the attendees, speakers and sponsors for taking a chance on a brand new MQ conference. I truly appreciate all the positive feedback I received.
The goal of the conference was to educate people on MQ and provide some good food to people in a relaxing environment over a 3-day period. I purposely scheduled the sessions to be 75 minutes (to have a 20-25 minute Q&A rather than 5-10 minutes) and put a 15 minute break after each session, so that people did not need to rush from one session to the next. Kalahari has very comfortable chairs and couches along both sides of the hall, so that during the breaks, people can sit down and chat in a relaxing manner.
If people who attended went home educated, well feed and with a smile on their face, then I have achieved my goal.
The funniest part of organizing the conference was before the conference began, everyone asked ‘why did I pick Sandusky, Ohio, its in the middle of nowhere’. Once everyone got to Kalahari, they said great place and understood why I picked it (in the middle of nowhere).
So what’s next? Once I finish the paperwork for MQTC v188.8.131.52, as I announced on Wednesday, I’ll begin booking Capitalware’s MQ Technical Conference v184.108.40.206 for next September. So, save a spot in your calendar for MQTC v220.127.116.11!!