So the Summit 2014 is behind us and St-Louis too (as are the Cardinals 🙂 ).
What to retain from this years event ? First of all, I must confess that the 3-4 days flew by like nothing and Friday PM was here before I could even notice it… that’s a good sign, since I was so busy that I didn’t had the time to get bored.
My take away ? GP 2015 is coming and this is sooner then we thought ! Official release date is December 1st, 2014. Yes Madam ! right before the Christmas shopping rally… so you get something to put under your tree for your boss. See my recap of Day 1 about the presentation for GP’s Road-map that was done by Eroll Schoenfish and Jef Trosen from Microsoft Fargo.
My second biggest gift from this year’s event was the opening keynote with Andy Hafer when he announced that the attendees had broken the 900 participants this year, from which 47% were first-comers. After which he briefly introduced the invited speaker Steve Rizzo, a fantastic & funny motivational speaker, that knows how to make you laugh every day. His medicine is actually very simple and the prescription is free : Every Morning when you wake up, start to thing about something laughable and you’ll start with a great day. Do this for one month, and you’ll soon discover that your life gets along much easier and worry-less.
I couldn’t complete here without mentioning all the nice friends and people I met this year (or met back again), especially when it comes to all the users from the community that you encounter almost every day on the GPUG Collaborate site and for who you can finally put a face and a voice on it :-).
To conclude this wrap-up, it has to be said that we got the information about the next GPUG Summit location very late compared to other UG’s and it’s a pleasure to tell you that it will be in the sunny (hopefully) Reno-Tahoe Nevada region. Check the video bellow from the people in Reno that shows you what to expect next year.