The Massive Tech Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre is in full swing. If you can look past the three setups of Guitar Hero, the Dance Dance Revolution and the mechanical bull ride, it’s been pretty informative so far.
Tech companies, network solutions and content management specialists are all represented with a few “green” companies in attendance as well. My speaker badge was just a clip on, so I thought I wouldn’t be able to add to my growing lanyard collection at home until I spotted the ReturnIt booth. I was given a free lanyard, as long as I promised I would recycle. Also, printed along its side it reads, “I used to be a Soda Bottle.”
The folks at BC.Net handed me a lovely thermos, and the .ca folks loaded me up with some swag. After one lap around the tradeshow floor and about 30 minutes, my arms all full of stickers, pens, and buttons.
I also ran into my former colleague, Gus, and Gary of Blue Fur (aka Yellow Fur har har) along with David and then Mark.
It’s kind of strange to see my face plastered all over the event, on banners, slideshows, posters and in the booklet, but it feels pretty good. I think I was the only “speaker” wandering around the tradeshow (from what I saw) because I’m probably the only one foolish enough to arrive 4 hours ahead of my panel.
I’m going to walk around a bit and try to find some wifi, as I sit here outside the meeting room trying to avoid paying $9.95/day for hotel guest internet access.