Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Network Field Day 21 - October 1-4, 2019 - Biggest Tech Field Day Event Ever?!?

I have had the privilege of participating in a few Network Field Day events in the past, dating all the way back to NFD6. They are always interesting, lots of good technology to learn about, but the best part is the engagement and meeting some amazing people. The delegates, the representatives of all the companies and the field day teams supporting the event. I'm grateful I was invited way back in 2013 and I am delighted to be back for NFD21.

What is really surprising is the line up for NFD21, the list is impressive of both companies and delegates - you can check it out at the website! In fact, they have so many companies they expanded the format and it is going on for 4 days and they are having delegates rotating in and out of the line up because there are so many presentations. A few of us will be attending the entire 4 days, I think we get a special marathon badge when we are done on the fourth day.

If you are at all into networking then I encourage you to follow along live for the events on the Tech Field Day website or keep up with the activity via twitter by following the hashtag #NFD21. I'll be posting thoughts via twitter and after the event I will post a few blog posts too. If you want a fast way to learn what these companies are up to technically, this is the way to do it, well, outside of getting invited as a delegate. If you are interested in becoming a delegate you can do that too, you get to rub elbows with some pretty amazing people.
- Ed

In a spirit of fairness (and also because it is legally required by the FTC), I am posting this Disclosure Statement. It is intended to alert readers to funding or gifts that might influence my writing. My participation in Tech Field Day events was voluntary and I was invited to participate in NFD21. Tech Field Day is hosted by Gestalt IT and my hotel, transportation, food and beverage was/is paid for by Gestalt IT for the duration of the event. In addition, small swag gifts were/are provided by some of the sponsors of the event to delegates. It should be noted that there was/is no requirement to produce content about the sponsors and any content produced does not require review or editing by Gestalt IT or the sponsors of the event.