From the moment I arrived at this year’s Magento conference, I immediately sensed this conference was different. Maybe it was the buzz of Vegas or maybe it was the feeling of kinsmanship among the speakers, attendees and staff. I knew it wasn’t going to be the typical session after session of “look what we can do”,”how great are we”,”blah, blah, blah.” It was more about me than Magento, Roy Rubin, Bob Schwartz or any of the partners or vendors at the show. The strength of Magento’s strong community and giving people the sense they belong to a tight-knit, passionate group of leaders was evident everywhere and this year’s conference certainly solidified that fact for me!
The Magento conference was jam-packed with both technical and business tracks. While there were a lot of great sessions that were full of exciting and useful information, a couple stood out in my mind – one that spoke to the “technical geek” in me and one that inspired me to climb mountains (well, maybe not actually climb mountains, but at least to never give up).