As you may have guessed, this is our 10th episode and we have a very special guest interview with Jeremy Moskowitz to help celebrate. In the grand scheme of things that probably doesn’t mean much I guess but Ed and I have attached a modicum of importance to it. On this episode Ed and I talk about our trip to Brainstorm Conference for IT Professionals which was last weekend. Jeremy is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Pro), author of Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security and the Managed Desktop I’m going to put a link to his book on our shownotes page: http://thehelpdeskpodcast.com/thdp10 that link will take you to The Help Desk Podcast’s Amazon buying experience. Jeremy also runs an online community called GP Answers.com and is the founder of the Desktop Management software Policy Pak.
Well, last weekend Ed and I were at The Brainstorm Conference for K20 Technologists. Brainstorm attracts people they come largely from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois with a few from Indiana, Michigan and Iowa sprinkled in. Let’s see……..they say there are over 350 School Districts, over 100 exhibitors and over 75 sessions.
If I had to guess I would say there were 400 to 500 people attending. Exactly what do they cover?? Well the focus is on infrastructure, servers, storage, security, networking, hardware selection, system management and other related technical areas.
It’s held every year at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. This is not a travelogue or climate endorsement by any means…it was cold and ugly the whole time we were there. -12 the first night.