Highlights from IDF 16 in San Francisco: Day 0

Mark Twain is often given credit for saying “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”  Whether he actually said that or not, there’s no denying this a great place to get a reprieve from the blistering Sacramento August heat that I normally call home.  As an added bonus, I am tasked with taking in all the happenings at IDF this week and reporting them out on a daily basis.  Which means, I may be working at IDF, but unlike last year, I’m not strictly working at IDF.

For reference, the IDF 2016 San Francisco website, with detailed agendas and additional links is here.  IDF is predicated on the idea that innovation begins in the mind of the developer.  With that in mind, here is a quick glance at the technical tracks offered during this IDF:

  • Analytics
  • Cloud & Software Defined Infrastructure
  • Connectivity
  • IoT
  • Memory & Storage
  • New Devices & Services
  • PC Innovation
  • Road to 5G
  • Software
  • Special: Business, Altera, Sponsor
  • Virtual Reality& Gaming
  • Visual Experience

These tracks are complemented by Key Notes with senior Intel leadership, a Technology Showcase, and Hands-On Labs as part of the Technical Sessions.

Check back daily throughout the week for updates.  In the meantime, enjoy some of my Day 0 musings below.

Day 0- August 15th

MosconeWest
Approaching Moscone West on my way to registration- like a beacon I’m shown the way

 

MosconeEntrance
In case there was any doubt, this is the entrance…

 

Badge
18+ years at Intel and I still have to occasionally capitalize the “T” in my last name, which thankfully the registration system supports!
Session
Shameless plug for the session I’m co-delivering on August 16th (MAST03). Now that I know where the room is, no excuses when it comes for being late…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DCExperience
Rakib Sarwar, my old friend, and veteran of many of these shows. He stoped to pose while working on setup of the Data Center Experience Zone.

 

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