The breakfast was quite welcome this morning. I needed a cup of coffee, I woke up rather tired. I never sleep well when I'm away from home.
The morning keynotes were great. I love hearing our message, Jim pointed out that most companies sell features, we sell a subscription. This makes me ponder the normal computer product cycle, which falls in line with The Innovator's Dilemma. You have companies that are really only adding new features, and not usually removing old features, as they're selling a box. Disruptive technology bubbles up from the bottom that's not encumbered by 20 years of "needed" features. With open source, I wonder how or if there is a disruptive force that can come in behind it, that isn't just a new open source project.
I also had the joy of working in the Red Hat booth this afternoon. It's always fun to talk to new people and learn about new things. People also seem to really like the Red Hat buttons we're handing out (or I'm just a really good button hander outer). It's almost frightening how many people I now remember the names of. I'm generally really bad at remembering names. Perhaps drinking the city water unfiltered has granted me some sort of super powers.
The evening event was pretty good. We had happy hour in the partner pavilion. I got a way cool USB hub from Enterprise DB. It looks like a children's toy. I love it. Now I just need to keep it away from the kids. The party upstairs was great. The food was good as was the company. I has some grilled swordfish. I won't complain about that. So far this is a pretty good Summit.
I give my talk tomorrow. Luckily I'm not staying up too late this evening, which should work out well as I speak at 10:20am.