Following on from the first storage focused Tech Field Day in April this year (known as Storage Field Day) there’s a second session running from November 8th-9th and I’m excited to say I’ve been invited and will be there. The brainchild of Gestalt IT’s Steve Foskett, Tech Field Day brings together influential individuals and innovative product vendors who assemble in Silicon Valley (San Jose) for two days of brain drain!
The day before (November 7th) is a Next Generation Storage Symposium (which I’m also attending) with the following vendors;
- Nimbus Data
- Pure Storage
- Scale Computing
- Solid Fire
I’m familiar with many of the sponsors presenting at this event and I’ve just been looking at some of their products at the recent VMworld Barcelona conference. For those that I’m less familiar with I’m hoping to do some pre-event research providing my son allows me the time! For a full list of sponsors check out the official webpage which also lists the delegates. I’ve met a couple of the delegates previously but most I’m only familiar with via the twitterverse – I’m looking forward to learning from both the sponsors and the other delegates who are a talented bunch.
As you’d expect from a leading technology event it’ll be streamed live over the Internet and via various forms of social media including Twitter (#TechFieldDay and/or follow @TechFieldDay) and inevitably some blogposts from the assorted panel. If you’ve an interest in storage and would like to use the event to question the vendors on specific subjects just let me know – I’ll happily proxy some questions on your behalf. Videos will be available after the event via the Tech Field Day website.