EMC World 2008: Day Zero

Greetings from insanely warm Las Vegas, Nevada.  Until I landed, it didn’t really sink in that our conference was in Las Vegas this year.  But as soon as you step into that airport, and see the folks hitting the slots for one last shot at the big win before their trip ends, you know you’re in Vegas.

I was on the ground by 10 AM local time, which means I’ve been up since 4:30 AM Eastern time.  I skipped lunch to help with “last minute lab fixes” which turned into a full day of fighting with a finicky demo lab network setup.  We called it a night at 8:30 local time, and darted off to the Goo Goo Dolls concert for some quality appetizers and some tasty west coast Fat Tire.  I’m not sure it makes up for skipping lunch, but it came close.

Unfortunately, too many hours on my feet left me with too little energy to really dive into Vegas nightlife tonight.  A 21-hour day will do that to you.  So back to the hotel room I go, to my overpriced internet access and comfortable bed.  Tomorrow, the conference really begins.  No more fine tuning, it’s time to dive in and give the people what they came for.