UPDATE: Monday, April 29, 2013:
We have a winner! Congratulations to @PaulinoVelo for tweeting the best reason to get a free pass to Synergy! His tweet: "Send me to synergy so I can finally know the people who I have googled for support since I started with Citrix #SNDME2SYNRGY" To me, that just about sums up one of the best reasons to come to events like Synergy. Thanks to everybody for all the great tweets, too!
The folks at Citrix have asked me to moderate the Geek Speak Tonight! mobility panel session at Citrix Synergy, and they've given me a free pass to the conference to give away! Here are all the details.
Geek Speak Tonight!
Citrix Synergy 2013 runs from Wednesday, May 22, to Friday, May 24, (the week after BriForum London) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles. The Geek Speak Live! session track features...well...geeks talking about technology in a less formal and more down-in-the-weeds style.
Geek Speak Tonight! is the main kickoff event night before the conference begins, and will be at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 21. This session features various community members, Citrix CTOs, and CTPs talking for an hour about desktop virtualization and an hour about enterprise mobility management. Dan Feller from Citrix will moderate the desktop virtualization part, and I'll be moderating the EMM part. Here's the full panel line-up:
Desktop virtualization panelists:
- Robert Morris (@agsi_rmorris)
- Steve Greenberg (@stevegreenberg)
- Jarian Gibson (@jariangibson)
- Shane Kleinert (@shanekleinert)
- Kraig Stewardson (@kraigstew)
How to win a free pass to Synergy
So here's the cool part: since I'm moderating the mobility panel, Citrix gave me a free pass (with a street price of $1945!) to give away. To win the pass, tweet me (@JackMadden) why you should go to Synergy, and include the hashtag #SNDME2SYNRGY. That's it. I'll pick the winning tweet after April 26, and the winner will receive a registration code good for a free conference pass. Dan Feller, who is moderating the first half of the Geek Speak Tonight! will also be giving a pass away, so you can tweet at him (@djfeller) too. That means two chances to get in free!
Help make Geek Speak Tonight! awesome
Now as I mentioned above, there are two parts to the Geek Speak Tonight! panel session, with Dan Feller and I each moderating one half. The Citrix social media team has put us up to a challenge to see which half is going to be better. You all know that I really love enterprise mobility management, so I want the EMM session to just flat out rock and be totally awesome.
To do this, I need everybody to help spread the word about the mobile half of Geek Speak Tonight! You can suggest questions to ask the panel, tell us why mobility is important for you, and generally talk up how great it's going to be. You can tweet to me (@jackmadden) and to Dan (@djfeller). Use the hash tags #CitrixSynergy and #GeekSpeak, and don't forget that you can tweet to the rest of the panel as well.
Keep an eye out for more more posts here leading up to Synergy, and see you in Los Angeles!