Doug Rock at the IBM Systems Magazine has a trip report from Orlando on the IBM Power Systems and Technical Conference.
Rock reported that there were 101 sessions on the System i, with another 64 that were relevant to both AIX and IBM i users. There were about half as many sessions dedicated solely to AIX.
Rock also said there were 811 attendees, with a good portion of them, 649, being customers. That’s a good sign for the quality of the conference, in my opinion. A quote from Rock:
The general buzz at this show is positive. Our magazine team has attended a number of IT conferences this year, and of the ones I have attended this one has strong vendor attendance in the solution center and a decent and upbeat attendee base. Is it an economic sign of good things to come? I certainly hope so.