OK, so this is not exactly on-the-spot reporting (three weeks later). But here are my takeaways from NTEN’s NTC
- Diverse attendance: One worry that I had was that the conference would just be tekkies talking techno-language all day. Instead, it was a wonderful mix of people of varying levels of technological skills. It was also diverse by age, geography and race/ethnicity. So that was very good.
- Resources: The conference offered tons of sessions on a wide range of topics. Here is a link to PowerPoints for the sessions, on a cool site calledSlideShare.
- Seth Godin: Seth did not actually speak at the conference, but I was able to able to pick up a free copy of his book, Linchpin, which I recommend. Seth articulates much of the spirit of NTEN.
The big question I have after a conference like this is “Now What?” Is there any on-the-ground community to follow-up with the rest of the year? On the point, only time will tell.