Jan 19 2014
It’s funny. There are two distinctive groups I get invites to meet with at the RSA conference: the early invites from companies that are hungry for coverage, any coverage, and the last minute invites from companies who didn’t get as many interviews as they’d like and are looking to fill one or two last interviews from second (or third [or fourth]) tier ‘press’ such as myself. There are a few invites that come somewhere in the middle, but they stil tend to gravitate towards one of those two ends of the spectrum. And it makes setting up a schedule for RSA extremely hard sometimes, since I tend to want to leave one or two slots open to make time for the last minute invites I find intesting.
Speaking of interesting, I think the most interesting story of the conference will be the boycott by a few speakers and the reasons behind it. I wonder how many of the company representatives I speak with are even going to be aware of the fact that a boycott is happening and if it will affect them in any way. As I’ve said before, I’m not really in support of the boycott, but I understand the reasons a number of professionals are supporting it and I think they have every right to. So asking other attendees and sponsors how they think the boycott has affected them should get some interesting responses.
In any case, now it’s time to start responding to the invitations to meet I’ve already gotten and try to figure out how I can fit everything in along side my professional duties. Many years I’ve created microcasts throughout the conference, something that’s incredibly hard to find the time and energy to do. Last year I mostly abandoned them, but I think I’m going to try to do microcasts again. But I reserve the right to drop them if time doesn’t allow for it.