Well, Games Gadgets and Geeks is over for another year. We got around 180 registrations, and probably 110 turned up.
Speakers ranged from Brian Sweeney (head honcho at Sweeney Vesty and the man responsible for NZEdge), Denise Bach from Yaktivate, Mario Wynands from Sidhe Interactive, Glynn Foster from Sun Microsystems talking about
Project Indiana, and a representative from the Apple division of Rennaissance.
Brian Sweeney talked about his experience running a company overseas and how the world can be managed via the internet.
Mario Wynands did a brief overview of Sidhe Interactive – the classic rags to riches story of a company that started 10 years ago in a bedroom in Lower Hutt that now has 70+ employees and is a leading gaming developer. Thats an inspiration if ever I saw one. Oh, and he did a plug for new employees.
Denise Bach made an impassioned speech about…hmmm, well, I’m not sure what. At the end of her talk I was none the wiser about what Yaktivate does, did or wants to be, except that it is going to connect people and companies to niche markets.
The geeky bit from Open Solaris washed right over me – sorry Glynn, but I’m probably not your target market. Two people asked questions so there were some people there who felt it was relevant to them and could understand what you delivered.
And the guy from Apple (whose name escapes me – sorry) was an entertaining end to the evening. An ex-Microsoft employee who now espouses the Mac, he was enthusiastic, and fun. Thanks.
If you want to join Unlimited Potential and find out about other events then register online at www.up.org.nz – the events happen about once a month, they are free, and there is usually beer and pizza!