Sunday, August 05, 2007

TechWave 2007 - Sunday

Officially the only thing going on Sunday was conference registration. However, there is a private TeamSybase/Sybase reception on Sunday evening where, among other things, new TeamSybase members are inducted. This year we added one new member: Roland Smith. Photos of the reception - along with all the other photos I've taken at TechWave - are available at:

The quality is a little spotty. I just purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 just for TechWave to get better shots (it's still a compact point and shoot, but it has 10x optical zoom), but it really chews up the battery and I didn't have a spare battery. So some of the shots are taking from my Cingular 8525, which is only 2.0 megapixel and has a lot more limited zoom capability (but otherwise is a great phone/pocket pc).

Mandalay Bay is certainly an improvement over Caesar̢۪s Palace. I've never stayed here before, my entire experience with Mandalay Bay was simply visiting to see the Shark Experience. They've got some real nice pools (which I haven't had time to visit yet), including one that has a wave generator. The rooms are pretty nice as well.

In any event, so far I'm happier with this year's TechWave than last year, but I'd still like to see it held someplace other than Las Vegas. I'm ready to go back to the East Coast, even if it means risking hurricanes again.

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