May 23, 2008 08:20 PM
(in response to Kirk Hampton)
"Thanks once again to CA for providing the Wireless hot spot and
PC's to access the internet from"
To be fair, the Internet Cafe was BMCs!!
From: IDUG 2008 on behalf of Hampton, Kirk
Sent: Fri 23/05/2008 21:15
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Subject: Re: [IDUG-NA08] Congratulations to the CPC
A Texas-sized Thank You ! to all you 2008 CPC members from me as
Overall, it was an enjoyable and successful conference for me.
A few general comments:
Thanks once again to CA for providing the Wireless hot spot and the
PC's to access the internet from. Those can be invaluable for us
who can't totally get away from the work environment.
And speaking of the locals, where were they ? I commented to
breakfast and lunch that I was seeing more name tags from Canada
than I from the Fort Worth-Dallas area. I think maybe more came up
than from local. Hard to believe economics are so bad that they
on NOT having to pay airfare and hotel costs.
Did anyone besides me think that attendance in general was way down
that's why the distance between sessions seemed shorter than at
I have attended.
One thing that I thought did not work as intended was having all
during an hour in the middle of the day. What seemed to happen was
more people attended (like me) because there was not much else to
but very few came prepared with questions/comments for the
I knew that somewhere in that hotel lobby was a wall with lots
info on the downtown Dallas area. I realized on the last day that
behind the Registration booths, being used as the storage area. Too
could have been a fascinating read for some of the history buffs in
Note to Mike Skaff: As a native Texan, I don't think I've ever
from here say "All-yawl". I think that is more from the southeast.
lazy for that, anyway, so we just go with "y'all" (contraction of
for those of you unfamiliar with the expression)
And to Mark Labby, until you mentioned it, it had not occurred to
I could actually talk to people at the Welcome Reception
note, CPC members, this was a great idea.
Overall, great conference, got to put faces with several names from
list and this list, and hope to see you all in Denver next year
J Kirk Hampton / Capgemini / Dallas
Senior Infrastructure Engineer / Capgemini Energy
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From: IDUG 2008
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On Behalf Of Mark Labby
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 10:44 PM
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Subject: Congratulations to the CPC
I just wanted to extend a hearty Thank You and congratulations to
North American Conference Planning Committee for 2008. Guys and
gals-you did a remarkable job! Based on the comments that I
walking around and talking with various people, I think everyone
great time and enjoyed the learning and networking
Two items of note for me-
I especially appreciated the Sunday welcome reception this year.
not sure who's idea it was not to have music blaring, but this year
was so much easier to talk and catch up with those acquaintances I
see at an IDUG.
Among the best advice given about attending an IDUG conference
telling people to bring comfortable shoes. It was a hectic and
worthwile week- but as was pointed out, most of us spend more time
our desk than walking and this week was a workout.
Yes, I know I'm sounding like an old fart - but in all seriousness
CONGRATULATIONS, enjoy a well deserved rest this weekend before the
starts working on topping this in Denver!