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.
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