I have been invited to attend Wireless Field Day #3 as a delegate last week. The event was held in greater San Jose area where we were hosted by bunch of WLAN vendors.
In short, it was great. Extremely condensed but very focused, entertaining and well organized
I realy have to take my hat of to Stephen Foskett /@sfoskett) and all of the GestaltIT crew for organization of the event. I can not even phantom the time and effort it took to organize this. Come on, just check the video material Benjamin Freedman and the rest of the crew did on the event. And it was all live streamed:
Mr. Foskett. You rock sir!
This was the third iteration of WFD. I’ve watched first two events via live streaming so I have seen previous presentations by vendors, the good and the bad. All in all I must say that the vendors learned and I can say that all of the presentations were satisfying.
The presenters were, in order of appearance: Wildpackets, Aerohive* (dinner, no streamed event), Metageek, Ruckus Wireless, Tanaza, Meraki, Aruba, Cisco and Juniper.
I will be writing about each presentation separately but I just wanted to highlight some things that I found particularly cool:
Bob Friday, CTO of Cisco opening the presentation for Cisco and talking about 802.11u and WiFi impact on carrier market. His presence on the event not only gives extra value to the event itself but also shows the dedication of a giant like Cisco to WLAN vertical. The WiFi industry is growing my friends, fast and furious.
I also enjoyed listening about the HW design from super smart people like Jay Pochop, Director of Engineering at Juniper Networks and the “dirty neardy” team, Victor Shtrom and Bill Kish from Ruckus Wireless.
So do your self a favour, watch the videos at this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/stephenfoskett?feature=results_main