Time to wind up the gruelling training schedule and get ready for the main event. Network Field Day returns for a third time with all new vendors and hand selected vendors & products. Seriously.
This time, I’ve been out pounding the pavements to talk to vendors whose products that interest me. Networking isn’t always about the Data Centre and Cloudy Unicorns, there are still many other parts of networking that we haven’t touched yet.
It’s always good to get new vendors into the event so that we can look at fresh content and get immersed into new ideas. At the last Network Field Day I got introduced to active network taps – a whole technology that I wasn’t keeping up with.
You can join in the event by tuning into the Live Streaming Video – we have a professional camera crew to record the presentations. When I watched the Wireless Field Day I noticed that we now use four cameras to get a much better experience.
I’ll post a link to the live video here when the event starts.
I’m particularly pleased to have Spirent and Infinta join us – new technologies always get me excited.
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- “Mrs. Y.”, http://packetpushers.net, @MrsYisWhy
- Derick Winkworth, http://packetpushers.net/author/dwinkworth/, @CloudToad
- Tom Hollingsworth, http://networkingnerd.net, @NetworkingNerd
- Greg Ferro, http://etherealmind.com and http://packetpushers.net, @EtherealMind
- Ethan Banks, http://packetpushers.net/author/ecbanks, @ECBanks
- Ivan Pepelnjak, http://www.ipspace.net, @IOSHints
- Jeremy L. Gaddis, http://evilrouters.net, @JLGaddis
- Brandon Carroll, http://brandonjcarroll.com and http://www.techrepublic.com/search?q=Brandon+Carroll&e=1, @BrandonCarroll
- Tony Bourke, http://datacenteroverlords.com, @TBourke
- Chris Marget, http://fragmentationneeded.net, @chrismarget
- Josh O’Brien, http://www.staticnat.com, @joshobrien77
Live Video Streaming
The EtherealMind View
As a regular delegate, I get to learn a lot from the TechFieldDay event, which I aim to share with you through the Packet Pushers Podcast or more writing here. Can’t wait to attend another one.
TechFieldDay is a sponsored event which pays for my travel and accommodation to San Jose to meet the vendors. Hell, I couldn’t pay for it from blogging. Vendors may or may not offer gewgaws and tchotkes – that I generally don’t accept and the event includes some amount of social interaction that involves alcoholic lubrication. TechFieldDay prides itself on it’s independence, and while a certain amount of good manners is on display, we are free to develop our own ideas, have our own feelings and opinions and write them as we please.