Day 14 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek) – Favourite computer conference?

Day 14 of 30 (in 30 days of Geek)…

– Favourite computer conference?

First of all, I have to note that it has been a long while since I blogged here, but I am back, and I will try and be a bit more regular.

Regarding conferences, I do think they offer some good networking opportunities and I see their value, but I have to admit I have never been to a computer conference.  I do read the notes afterwards and try and learn what I can, but I have not paid up and taken the time off to go to one.  If I did, I think it would be JavaOne.

I have been to non computer conferencesthough.  For example, I went to a great wildlife conference in Miami a couple years ago (2008?) when I was the Prodiuct Development Manager at Sirtrack Ltd. 

I gained a really good overview of the competition and their product offering, which helped in my efforts to guide the Research and Development department.  It was great meeting customers, answering questions, and talking to others in the industry.  I definately gained insight into what our customers wanted in upcoming products.

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Andy is a CISO/CTO in the fintech sector with over 20 years of experience in Software Delivery and Team Leadership in multiple industry domains. Master's Degree (MPA) in Public Administration Information Systems and over 10 years of board governance experience for multiple organisations. Full bio is available at: and links available at or follow him on Twitter at Andy lives in the Wellington region, New Zealand with his wife and two daughters.
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