We are excited to have our first presence at the IBM impact conference Screen Shot 2013-04-26 at 10.51.24 AMbeginning on Sunday.  F5 will have a booth, and I will be speaking on the topic of high availability architecture, security and performance, on Monday April 29th.  If you are going to be at the conference, definitely stop into session which will be in:

Marcello room number 4405 from Noon to 12:45 pm

The conference itself is at the Venetian, of course.

There are a few things that really excite me about this conference.  First, the chance to meet all our WebSphere colleagues.  We do so much work with WebSphere, and our joint customers have so much feedback for us about the solutions, that I’m really looking forward to having some deep-dive discussions with IBM Architects.

Second, as always, I’m really looking forward to learning from the attendees.  The IBM Pulse conference has always been a very technical conference and I believe Impact will be the same with the chance to get into architectural discussions about customer environments and possible solutions to problems.

On the negative side, there’s the weather: 100 degrees with SIX percent humidity.  This is is really tough for a Seattle person. I’ll be trying to drown myself with water and staying in air conditioned zones.  You have to understand, when we get to 70 in Seattle, people start sheltering in place.  But, alas, it’s a dry heat as they say, so let’s see how it works out. See you there!

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