I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had been invited by appceleraotor to help them man their stand at Apps World Europe. Well this occurred on the 29th and 30th November at the Olympia conference centre in London.
The week started well, with a train ride to London and a quick tube to the B & B. Then a short wait for Paul Dowsett from appcelerator and Ketan Majmudar a fellow Titan, before we went out for food. I had met Ket a few times before, the first was in April on our Titanium training course. I was a little nervous about meeting Paul, but a really pleasant evening was had by all.
Tuesday started early and we found an excellent cafe for breakfast, before going onto the exhibition.
This was going to be interesting…..
Doug Norton-Bilsby who is starting as the head of EMEA in January joined us, a few last minute tweaks to the stand, Boydlee another Titan arrived and we were ready for business.
The day started slowly but only the first 30 minutes or so and for want of a better description somebody opened the flood gates, the rest of the day was full on. We had hundreds of people visit the stand on the first day, and the types of people were from start ups looking for solutions to coders coming to say hi.
A lot of talking walking and demoing later, the exhibition closed for the day and we still had people on the stand. Then we went off to the London Titanium Group meetup. That deserves a post on its own, what a fantastic group, great people and excellent talks. So another late night and yep up early for the off to the expo, we did stop at the excellent cafe again.
If we thought that most of the people came through on the first day boy were we wrong. It was another full on day, which involved my current employers coming down to say hi and Ubuntu to name just a few.
In summary I have to say a really big thank you to appcelerator for a fantastic two days, ask a geek to talk to other geeks about the stuff the technology can do and we really are happy. It was a lot of fun and a pleasure to meet and work with the guys from appcelerator and the other titans.
It was nice to see how many people were already aware of Titanium and how well suited it was for most of the requirements people had. The only slight disappointment was not having a lot of time to go round the rest of the exhibition. Would I do it again, simple answer if asked I would love to.