Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions

Subject: Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions
From: "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 16:33:13 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks, John H, for knowing me well enough to see that I was trying to
draw you out, knowing that you'd be eloquent in the exposition of some
values of attending.

Sorry if I came off snarky -- Hedtke and I go way back, and he heard what
I meant and did an admirable job.

A lot of the values are not directly obvious to one who either has not
attended, or has attended but not PARTAKEN, as it were. [You can lead a TW
to conference, but .... ]

Anybody have anything to add to Hedtke's list? I honestly meant this to
expose more reasons for attendance.

Oh, and those who do go for the first time -- do take bunches of business
cards. Swap with everyone. Take the time to note down on the card (when
it's convenient) where you met this person and what the context was. You
very well may want to find them again later. Getting the published list
of attendees makes that somewhat easier, but when you note down on the
business card that mr. X plays the accordion, or that Ms. Y is a guru
about wikis, you'll have that info later (unless you misplace the card).
Whether you carefully enter the info into a spreadsheet, or just
rubberband the cards together and stash them, you'll be glad you did.

--Guy K. Haas
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley


On Wed, May 21, 2008 1:07 pm, John Hedtke wrote:
> No worries; I think it was a good question (although still very
> subjective, as my response of a couple minutes ago shows). But it
> really is after 1; I need to get back to the joys of Chapter 7 (which
> I hope to get out very, very soon).
>
> John
>
> At 12:49 PM 5/21/2008, John Posada wrote:
>>Isn't that the answer to that question very subjective? What may
>>ring John's bell might be of no interest to anyone else.
>>
>>It's also phrased in a rather argumentative way, isn't it Guy?
>
>


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References:
STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: Rob Hudson
Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: John Hedtke
Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: Guy K. Haas
Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: John Posada
Re: STC Philadelphia conference sessions: From: John Hedtke

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