Chicago's Navy Pier

Chris Hawver continues to ride along with the "Discover Sun Tour", he has filed a couple of reports with me, one from Chicago's Navy Pier is included here. The bigger cities are definitely interested in ability to withstand bullets. It is a fascinating commentary in some ways. On the one hand you want to see the humor in it, on the other hand, its on people's minds for a reason.

I am, personally, very leery of arming our system test folks with various flavors of weapons in the courtyard on our Broomfield campus.

With that, here is the Chicago Navy Pier update from Chris.


We conducted the Chicago Blackbox tour inside the Navy Pier.

This is the first and last inside event in the Midwest Area for this tour.

Surrounding the container we have 10 partners who exhibited.

One of our Partners, Forsythe had their Indy 500 car in their booth and held a drawing for free passes to this years Indy 500.

Our 5 Tour Guides (SE's from the Midwest Area) started at 9am and completed their last tour at 5:15pm. According to these dazzling gents, the average tour was 6 people. Interesting that 3 times today we were asked about the container and sustaining bullets (sad commentary about our society).

One customer inquired abut our planned sleeping accommodations inside the container.

[PBM: Note that I previously posted a link to the military site that uses the shipping containers for sleeping containers.]

Brian Ahern, one of the Chicago keynote speakers, shared that he had been asked if the container was ant proof (and you think chips are getting smaller).

[PBM: Note to hardware folks, please install sign saying "No Food in the Container"]

It was perfect day weather wise, the venue was excellent and the customers came in by the boatloads (pun intended).

Next stop is Milwaukee on Monday.

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