Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Convergence 2010 - Exciting Atlanta

I always give my feedback a week after the conference but I take notes during all the action is happening so I don't forget the important stuff later. Here's some notes that I've kept and wanted to share with everyone: 

- I was surprise on the number of Dynamics GP attendees this year. After the keynote session more than half stayed for the next session which was on the next version - Dynamics GP 2010.

- There's a new group of GP attendees and they're eager to contribute in the future of GP. This is critical as in the past attendees were just there to learn but now they want to contribute and put their skin in the game.

- In the past a lot of attendees spent their time going to basic sessions but now more went to Advanced sessions and also to Project Management sessions. Dale Carnegie came this year with different sorts of sessions on project management and it was well attended.

- New sessions from experts like the Support Debugging Tool which David Musgrave and Mariano Gomez hosted. This was well received and hopefully they come back next year with more.

- I saw old friends which I haven't seen in years including David Musgrave(Match Data days), Ayodale Cole (Cole Solutions), Frank Buckley and guys from Tectura who helped me implement GP in a NJ manufacturing.

- My favorite session this year was the one by New Orlean Saints coach Sean Payton. So much emotion during the session and you see his excitement in the coming season. He's very passionate about what he does, he cares for his players and he loves New Orleans.

- Other feedback:
    - The walk was too long from the food court to the sessions. So far this is the biggest in terms of area.
    - Food in the conference was ok, nothing to get excited. We tried Mary Mac Tea Room during one of our dinner and the ribs were incredible. Here's a pic of my plate:



    - Bus service was always available and when it's full you can get assurance from somebody that the next one is available....and it is.
   
- Lastly, Atlanta was a great host. I want to go back and visit the World of Coca-cola, CNN, Georgia Aquarium and others.

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