Another great aspect of attending an event like CUE is seeing the people that you have become friends with over the years. Many of them are presenting sessions, so I get to see them in action. The hallways and vendor hall between sessions is always a great time to say hello to people and catch up. Then there are the after hours of the event where you get to let loose a little, share what you have learned over the day, and talk shop with some like-minded folk. Then there is the shenanigans of things like CUE Karaoke where hundreds of people get to hang out and get ridiculous for a couple of hours on the Friday night. Back before kids, I was a karaoke fiend, I may have to get up and knock out a song or two this year (I need a female voice for Love Shack by the B-52s, in anybody is interested...).
Of course I will be posting a blog about my experiences at CUE in the days after getting home. However, this year, I am going to do it a little differently. Rather than just focusing on my experience, I am going to include some other voices as well in some informal "interviews" with some other attendees. I may even spread them out over the course of a few blog posts.
For now, I am going to enjoy the weekend and get through Monday and Tuesday at work before I hit the road for the 4+ hour drive to Palm Springs and four days of intense learning, sharing, and fun!
Until next time...