Reporting from the Massive Tech Show


Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 — 12:42pm PST
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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.

Bull Riding at the Tech Show

DDR at the Tech Show

Guitar Hero at the Tech Show (one of three setups)

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.

Emoticons Come to Life

Just Say No To Facebook

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.

My face is everywhere

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.

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10 comments

  1. Raul says:

    I knew there was something I was missing on April 1st. Your panel! Damn. Sorry about that 🙁

  2. Miss604 says:

    It’s not for a few more hours, but you’d have to pay for a full pass to see it 🙁

  3. Steve says:

    Amazing, Miss! You are so fast, but I would miss your panel since I don’t have a full pass too. Hope you would post an article about your speech.

  4. Guess I should get down there before all the good swag is taken!

  5. Mark says:

    Great to bump in to you, enjoy the panel – media specialist 🙂

  6. Mostly Lisa says:

    why do i always miss these events. i’m not in the loop. *tear* thanks for the post. i will live vicariously through your blog.

  7. Simon Koldyk says:

    Great panel! Glad you were able to talk.

  8. David says:

    Frankly, it was the best conference session of the show.

  9. colleen says:

    eep. I knew i forgot something yesterday. shite.

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