Quick report on the SWAG search (er, Trade Show):
Every PDC it's the same thing -- all these vendor booths in the trade show, showing their products, showing demos, answering questions. But it really always boils down to the same thing --- what do you have for free !!?
Thanks to ATI for the “shopping bags” -- what would we do without them? Carry all this crap around the conference?
- MSDN - metal lunch box. Only to MSDN subscribers that have their card (damn - don't have my card).
- TShirts, lots of TShirts. Got the frequent flyer one from Developmentor. Another booth (who can remember which ones are which?) had a good idea. Shirts with numbered stickers. Find the PDC nerd with a matching number, bring he/she back by the booth and win the prize. Anyone have #471 ?! :)
- Mini RC cars from Microsoft booth - they're waiting for more - tied up in the travel issues caused by fires.
- Frisbees, magnets, pens, blah, blah blah. Lots of little gadgets and thingies that my kids will end up destroying.
I rode a Segway today! Not much of a wait finally. Really weird feeling - sketchy balance the first few seconds while “it balances you”. Then just the most subtle movements in your feet (toes really) make it go forward/backward. Pretty cool.