The Surly Admin

Father, husband, IT Pro, cancer survivor

SpiceWorld 2014: Day 1

SpiceWorld 2014 hasn’t officially started, but this year was a little different from last year in that they have set aside the main “gallery”–this is mostly where we ate last year–for some of the vendors.  They now have full convention style booths in there, which was interesting!  CDW actually had a bus which I’m looking forward to walking through.  But as always with SpiceWorld a lot more time was spent catching up with online friends and talking then looking at the goods!  Already have a bag full of swag, which is typical for SpiceWorld.  Did I mention I brought a much bigger piece of luggage than I actually needed because I learned my lesson from last year!

After that Rob and I broke off and did one last practice run of our Introduction to PowerShell presentation.  We ran it on Rob’s Surface, which was mostly OK except we did run into a few problems.  First the Help files didn’t contain all the help information?!  And then when we tried to run Update-Help discovered he was of the WiFi!  We were running late so we just winged it–and we’ve done this enough times that we can pretty much do that in our sleep–and I think it’s going to be pretty good this year.  I added some slides for the last SpiceCorp and the concept was good but the slides needed tweaking and Rob was able to do exactly that and I think they’re really solid.  It’s all around objects and really hammering home what they are.

After that we walked about a mile–ok, it was probably less but to my feet it felt like a mile!–down to Banger’s for a ton more socializing!  Too hot to try out the sausages, but they looked amazing.  Ran into a lot of friends there and was able to catch up, and also ran into several people from Boston SpiceCorp, so great to see the Northeast so well represented!  Also got to meet Jeffrey Snover and that was really fantastic.  Didn’t get to talk to him long but seemed like such a great guy–I’m sure he’s not an ax murderer.  No more than I am!  <Insert evil villain laugh here>

I ran back to the hotel after that and tried to catch the premier of Gotham but at 9pm they showed an hour and a half of news!  And it wasn’t on at 8pm.  The weird thing was they covered Gotham in the news cast and said it would premier today!  Oh well, did tape it at home so it’ll have to wait until I return!

That’s it for today, should be more to write about tomorrow!

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September 23, 2014 - Posted by | General |

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