donaldsolberg
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Still miss Brainshare

I guess I am just feeling nostalgic, thinking of the good old days when there was a Brainshare. I think that was the highlight of my career to be able to go to SLC and spend a few days with people in the same field, get some great hands on labs, and of course the cookies in the developers lab. I was fortunate enough to attend a number of conferences and enjoyed every one of them. I felt that there was a common bond that we all shared with one another, not to say being able to meet people from all over the world. Alas, those days are gone and for me so are the days of training and conferences in lieu of books and "free" events.

In short, thank you Novell! Is has been a journey and a great ride, but not over yet.
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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

Me too.

We're a big company and there are a lot of events:
https://www.microfocus.com/resources/events/

Perhaps the Micro Focus Universe may take over the role BrainShare once had:
https://www.mfuniverse-emea.com/ehome/200175170 I dunno. There's still a lot
of merging / consolidation going on because of the MF/HPEs merger and we're far
from having the dust settle there. I hope once it settles and the big things
like merging customer databases, web sites, support offerings is complete,
we'll have a BrainShare / SUSEcon like conference where we can all meet up
again.

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Re: Still miss Brainshare

Me too!

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ScorpionSting Absent Member.
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

Would be nice to have something that moves around the world...or at least something near this area at least once

Some of us have never had a chance to attend a Brainshare 😞

We have some great facilities for such events and some lovely weather 😉 here in Melbourne.... World class events (e.g. Grand Prix, Australian Open, ICC T20 in 2020, PAX, etc), so there's no excuse 😛 We've had Peter Sianchuk and Michael Mychalczuk come down for a visit with Tom Burt planning one...

And not the least reason, its easier for Ed and myself to attend

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Re: Still miss Brainshare

On Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:04:02 GMT, donaldsolberg
<donaldsolberg@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

>
>I guess I am just feeling nostalgic, thinking of the good old days when
>there was a Brainshare. I think that was the highlight of my career to
>be able to go to SLC and spend a few days with people in the same field,
>get some great hands on labs, and of course the cookies in the
>developers lab. I was fortunate enough to attend a number of
>conferences and enjoyed every one of them. I felt that there was a
>common bond that we all shared with one another, not to say being able
>to meet people from all over the world. Alas, those days are gone and
>for me so are the days of training and conferences in lieu of books and
>"free" events.
>
>In short, thank you Novell! Is has been a journey and a great ride, but
>not over yet.


I only made it to two of them, but they were definitely worth it.

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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

Hey ScorpionSting:

>Would be nice to have something that moves around the world...or at
>least something near this area at least once


They tried that with BrainShare and it wasn't terribly successful. The great
thing about BrainShare in SLC, UT, USA was that it was 45 miles away from
Novell's corporate HQ so the pool of expertise we were able to throw into the
conference was vast. Not so when it was in far away locations. Kind of
expensive and difficult to send 5000 employees to Melbourne. You should have
come to SLC. A number of folks from Australia and as far away as South Africa
would come. It was a great conference in it's day.

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Kim - 1/31/2018 8:36:08 AM
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ScorpionSting Absent Member.
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

I would have to take Annual Leave and fund everything myself...so not gonna happen

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

On 1/30/2018 4:04 PM, donaldsolberg wrote:
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> I guess I am just feeling nostalgic, thinking of the good old days when
> there was a Brainshare. I think that was the highlight of my career to

<snip>

Yep. My first one was on the university campus. We went from classroom
to classroom for our seminars. Then we migrated over to the palace.
Definitely learned a lot every time I went. Met good people, shared
ideas and issues. Extremely well organized. Very efficient. Never
made me doubt the cost.
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Community Manager kgroneman Community Manager
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

Hey ScorpionSting:

>I would have to take Annual Leave and fund everything myself.


I guess your employer doesn't realize the benefit to hiim/her.

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Kim - 1/31/2018 2:55:25 PM
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hendersj Acclaimed Contributor.
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

On Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:33:40 +0000, Bob wrote:

> On 1/30/2018 4:04 PM, donaldsolberg wrote:
>>
>> I guess I am just feeling nostalgic, thinking of the good old days when
>> there was a Brainshare. I think that was the highlight of my career to

> <snip>
>
> Yep. My first one was on the university campus. We went from classroom
> to classroom for our seminars. Then we migrated over to the palace.
> Definitely learned a lot every time I went. Met good people, shared
> ideas and issues. Extremely well organized. Very efficient. Never
> made me doubt the cost.


Same here. I went, I think, every year from 1994 until the last one
(2011, I think?) plus one in Barcelona.

Always worth the time for me, even though I didn't always attend sessions
- the networking opportunities were gold for me.

Jim
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ScorpionSting Absent Member.
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

State Government...they wouldn't even pay for an inter-state "thing" let alone an international one...

AU itself is pretty tight around this kind of thing.....too many bad eggs in the past have spoilt it for the rest of us by rorting it previously.

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asd23 Absent Member.
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Re: Still miss Brainshare

ScorpionSting sounds like they 'said':

> have spoilt it for the rest of us by 'rorting'


So my response to ScorpionSting's comment is...

TIL......

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