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.
  • 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.

    --
    Kim - 1/30/2018 3:06:21 PM
  • Me too!

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  • 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 :p 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
  • 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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  • 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.

    --
    Kim - 1/31/2018 8:36:08 AM
  • I would have to take Annual Leave and fund everything myself...so not gonna happen
  • 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.
  • 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.

    --
    Kim - 1/31/2018 2:55:25 PM
  • 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
    --
    Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1, CLA10, CLP10
    Novell/SUSE/NetIQ Knowledge Partner
  • 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.