Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BrainStorm 11.0 Day Two

The day started off with a small continental breakfast followed by the keynote by Andy Ihnatko. The keynote kept my attention and was entertaining but was, in many ways a small push for the iPad. He did make some curious points that will require some thought but overall was not especially inspiring. We then moved on to some round table discussion sessions. I chose to sit in on one about networking electronics. It was nice to hear some opinions on what others thought of various pieces of equipment.

Lunch time already? Yup.

Then we went to some breakout sessions. I was looking forward to these. The first one was called 'A Comprehensive Linux Back-End Infrastructure'. I must admit that I was expecting more information on how to accomplish creating one than getting a vendor description and being told that it is possible.

The next session was called 'The New 1 to 1: Scalable and Affordable Ubiquitous Computing Using Open Source'. OK - believe it or not, I got an almost carbon copy of the last session from the same vendor but different presenter. I left early.

To wrap up the day, we had the vendor expo. It was fun to walk around and see all of the stuff available although most of it was not new.

I was asleep by 7:30. I have four more sessions to go and really hope that I can latch on to something exciting that I can take back and use.

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