Networking Field Day 6 is scheduled for September 11-13, 2013.
It is such a privilege for me to say that I've been selected as a Network Field Day delgate for NFD6. There is a fantastic group of delegates, some old, some new. I'm really looking forward to catching up with the previous delegates and meeting the new delegates.
What Makes A Field Day Special?
What really makes a field day special are the presenters. Each Field Day presenter is selected to a degree on relevence. This means that the vendors we will visit are not just some group of guys at a booth at a conference. We are network guys and the vendors have a vested interest in that market. They think they have something special and want to show us what it is and how it works while cutting out the marketing mumbo-jumbo.
Being a Delegate
Being a delegate is a nice privilege. Most of the group communicate on skype and via twitter, but how often do you get to sit across the table from one of your peers that lives across the pond, the desert, the time zone or in some delegates case, across the space/time continuum (@Gallifreyan).
What I'm Looking Forward To
Wild Packets, Aruba, and Thousand Eyes are at the top of my list. I'm also looking forward to seeing Spirent again. Really, there isnt a presenter on the list that I'm not looking forward to hearing from. As I visit the vendors I'll be taking note of the things that spark my interest to do more researd on after the event. You can do the same by following the live stream of the event at http://techfieldday.com/
There isn't much left to say. The Tech Field Day Events always prove to be top notch. Stephen and Claire handle business well and this event has the added bonus of Tom serving as as event staff this time around! That means when he buys drinks its a "business expense!" Of course I'm kidding, but seriously, this is going to be a great event and I hope you can join us on the live feed.