The Solaris TechDay 2013 in Vienna was outstandingly successful.
Event sized for: maximum 80 attendants. Registrations: Over 110. Number of participants who really showed up: 98. We had customers, partners, Oracle colleagues visiting from Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia! Pretty impressive :)
We started with the technical presentations, we heard a keynote explaining that Oracle runs best on Solaris from Solaris Product Manager Joost Pronk, then saw an update about what's new in Solaris 11.1 by Joerg Moellenkamp, learned about Arrow ECS' Solaris Training Center, heard about real-life implementation scenarios with SAM/QFS and Solaris Cluster from Rudi Rotheneder, and discussed how Solaris Zones integrate with Solaris Cluster by Karoly Vegh.
After the presentations we distributed our technical attention between four Hands-on-Labs (Zones and ZFS) and LiveDemos (LDoms by Rudi and Solaris Performance Visualization by Manuel Zach).
After those several discussions spun of by coffee, snacks and beer, many already proudly wearing their freshly acquired Solaris Day TShirts.
And now it is your turn, we need your feedback!
Please let us know what you thought of the event. We are looking for both positive feedback about what worked well for you on the TechDay, and also constructive criticism. We would like to hear what was new for you, what you would like to hear about a possible future event.
Feel free to add your comments below, send me a mail directly, or tweet me, about presentation content, event execution, wishes, techtopic requests, how the HoLs and the Demos worked out for you, or anything you'd like to say about the event.
Feedback is pretty important. Let us know how to support the Solaris community further. This is the only way to keep up events like this and improve them further.
As soon as we have 10 feedback posts I'll release the presentation slides! :)
Thank you in advance!