Washington DC – Part 3
Today, was Day 2 of Campus Technology Summit in DC and the first of two days worth of exhibits. The booth is looking really good, considering all the trouble I have been trough in getting things figured out prior to the event.
We had a great Microsoft presence at the event with Bruce Gabrielle and myself representing the Live@edu team, Kathy Richardson for Zune, and Rachel Drossman from the Office 2007 team.
We had a pretty even flow of foot traffic in the booth throughout the day, but as expected it was a little too slow for my taste. The exhibit organizers were good about working with us and tried several things to drive more traffic into our exhibit hall. Really, this was just bad planning on Campus Technologies part, but they are doing their share to rectify the issue.
The crowd is an interesting mix between tech-savvy faculty, IT decision makers, and university administrators. I met with several current customers and we had great conversations around their needs. Seems like there is a lot of talk about Live@edu and many are showing great interest. We have a good list of people to follow up with once we are back in Redmond.
I also had the chance to give a brief product demonstration presentation in our hospitality suite. A great opportunity to talk in greater details about the many features of live@edu. The attending crowd was very interested and asked many follow up questions. YAY!
All in all, a great first day. However, I really hope we can drive more people to our booth tomorrow.