Now I know that us Tech Heads aren’t exactly known for our people skills. But these sessions are an excellent opportunity to meet other people with similar technical backgrounds, and to exchange ideas and experiences. Personally I was hoping to meet other BSP developers and see what everyone is working on. If the group didn’t have any particular interest, then I was willing to present an extended look at some of the BSP topics I have covered in Weblogs (and if you have read my weblogs, you probably know that getting me to shut up would be the problem).
I though I might attract interest in my presentation if I offered to give out samples of the products that my company makes. But then I thought, somebody might get hurt if I toss large pieces of office furniture or electronic assemblies at the crowd. Therefore I am going to make the following offer: for everyone who signs up for my session, shows up, and participates; I will buy the first round of drinks at the hotel bar after we leave the conference hall. If the promise of free alcohol doesn’t bring out attendees, I don’t know what will!