Highlights from IDF 16 in San Francisco: Day 3

Sadly, I had to put San Francisco in my rearview this afternoon but not before what my old German professor used to describe as “etwas lustiges”.  I put down my laptop and managed one last walkthrough of the Technical Showcase, took in a drone demo, and saw what I’d look like if Picasso himself had painted me during his Cubism phase.  This was only my second IDF, so I don’t yet have three data points to establish a trend, but at an expected turnout of over 6,000 attendees, this would be the largest IDF yet.  Anecdotally, the attendees I interacted with were engaged, curious, and out in force.  There was nary a moment where I saw doldrums in the Technical Showcase, and the Technical Sessions I was privy to were well attended with plenty of excellent questions afterward.

I know I left the show feeling more energized about my work- I enjoy interacting with end users of our technologies and hear/see what they are creating and making possible.  Can’t wait to see next year’s innovations and advancements on display.  Until then, I leave you with one last handful of photos from today, and links to my Day 0, Day 1, and Day 2 recaps.

The Intel Pavilion front and center in the Technical Showcase
The Intel Pavilion front and center in the Technical Showcase

 

Jennifer Graeber educating me on the power of Intel Xeon Process E3 with Iris Pro Graphics
Jennifer Graeber educating me on the power of Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 with Iris™ Pro Graphics

 

Despite all its rage it is still just a drone in a cage...
Despite all its rage it is still just a drone in a cage...

 

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For those without a time machine, Pikazo* software uses machine learning to see how Picasso may have painted your portrait

 

 

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About Ken LeTourneau

Ken LeTourneau serves as an SSD Storage Solutions Architect at Intel. He works with leading software vendors on architecture and usage analysis for software defined storage infrastructure. He advises leading IT decision makers about best practices around storage and virtualization technologies. Previously, Ken served as an Engineering Manager and Build Tools Engineer in Intel’s Graphics Software Development and Validation group. He got his start as an Application Developer and Application Support Specialist in Intel’s Information Technology group.