Tech field day is an event organized by Gestalt IT, focusing on bringing the network vendors closer to its customers. What they do is organize events, bringing a dozen independent network professionals together directly to vendors. The event is 2 days long, and is divided in 6 slots all together. Each vendor has a slot (2 hours) to engage with the delegates (as the invited independent network professionals are addressed).
Wireless field tech day (abbreviated as WFD) is a subset of field tech days and as the name implies it focuses on the WLAN industry. A fortnight ago, a second consecutive WFD was organized, following the first one that was held a year ago.
For the first time a WiFi mobility symposium was held prior to the WFD, where industry giants were discussing topics as BYOD and mobile devices, 802.11u protocol, 802.11ac/ad protocol (gigabit WiFi). The whole event was streamed live and also recorded:
A couple of additional videos of panelists introduction (Devin Akin of Aerohive, GT Hill of Ruckus Wireless, Carlos Gomez and Peter Thornycroft of Aruba and Paul Congdon of HP)are available on Vimeo for all interested.
The delegates present were as follows (source: http://techfieldday.com/2012/wfd2/):
- Marcus Burton of CWNP Twitter: @MarcusBurton
- Sam Clements of SC-WiFi Twitter: @Samuel_Clements
- Daniel Cybulskie of SimplyWiFi Twitter: @SimplyWifi
- Jeremy Gaddis of Evil Routers Twitter: @JLGaddis
- Rocky Gregory of Intensified Twitter: @BionicRocky
- Tom Hollingsworth of The Networking Nerd Twitter: @NetworkingNerd
- Jennifer Huber of Wireless CCIE, here I come! Twitter: @JenniferLucille
- Blake Krone of Digital Lifestyle Twitter: @BlakeKrone
- Chris Lyttle of WiFi Kiwi’s Blog Twitter: @WiFiKiwi
- Matthew Norwood of In Search of Tech Twitter: @MatthewNorwood
- George Stefanick of Wireless LAN Professionals Twitter: @WirelesssGuru
- Andrew vonNagy of Revolution Wi-Fi. Twitter: @RevolutionWiFi