The final result was amazing, especially when you see it live in all its 15’x7½’ glory:
Based on the attention Drew received, I’m pretty sure we’ll see more live painted booths next year. Drew rocks. Btw, he was also the first guy to traverse the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon (225 miles) on a standup paddle. Check it out here. That guy is unique, cool, and just a genuinely nice dude – book him.
What else happened at the show? Well, Data Connectivity was a huge need for folks. Progress’ famous Sumit Sarkar’s (Twitter @SASinSumit) session on Salesforce data connectivity was sold out again for the second year in a row. And my own session on the Dev Zone floor was also jam-packed. And it’s not because of the Dion Picco brand, I can assure you. But check it out – great to have a packed audience:
I had some great discussions with some of the greatest companies in technology over their concerns, and data connectivity is a major headache for them all. And our newest product, Progress Easyl, hit the right chord with so many folks. People are tired of the traditional data integration solutions that rely on expensive ETL and MDM deployments that are far too rigid, expensive and complex. The self-service and simple nature of Progress Easyl will disrupt the established solutions, and I have a long list of folks just waiting to get their hands on it.
I’m sure I’ll have more to write on Dreamforce '13 once I rest and reflect. For now, the entire team is walking away proud, happy, exhausted and excited. I want to personally say thank you to the team for all the hard work on this event, especially Becki Murison (Twitter @RebeccaMurison), who really went beyond in making this event so special.
See you at Dreamforce '14!
Dion Picco is the Vice President of Product Management for Progress Core products. In this role, Dion combines his domain expertise with his analytical capabilities to make sure our products serve the needs of our customers and ensure that the voice of the customer is thoughtfully considered throughout product development. Dion was formerly the General Manager of our data connectivity business, where he played a pivotal role in establishing Progress as a world leader in data connectivity solutions.
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