Now that we’re done with the stellar Mark Logic 2010 User Conference, it’s time to ask everyone to save the date for the MarkLogic 2011 User Conference which will be held at the wonderful Palace Hotel in San Francisco on 4/26 – 4/29/2011.
Our current plan is to have pre-conference training on Tuesday 4/26. The conference will be 2.5 days, starting Wednesday 4/27 in morning and going through Friday 4/29/2011. On the afternoon of Friday 4/29, we’ll have a supplemental session for MarkLogic partners. (Note that this format slides the conference back one day in terms of what day-of-the-week we do things; we’ve done that because 4/24 is Easter and we don’t want people to have to choose between traveling on Easter and missing the pre-conference training.)
PLEASE MARK THESE DATES NOW IN YOUR CALENDAR. You can always clear them later if you don’t want to come.
Note that our marketing head, Tracy Eiler, and I are wondering if it’s time to give the conference a name, so I’d be open to any suggestions. To get your creative juices flowing, here are some other companies and how they’ve named their user conferences.
- SAP: Saphire
- Oracle: Oracle Open World
- Endeca: Discover
- Facebook: F8
- Twitter: Chirp
- Informatica: Informatica World
- Autonomy: Inorganic Growth World (formerly, Bayesian BlackBox World)*
I won’t bias the brainstorming by starting with my own ideas. Feel free to comment with suggestions or email me at ceo at marklogic dot com.
* Yes, the Autonomy ones aren’t real; I was just sniping. On a serious note, I was surprised to find that Autonomy doesn’t seem to have a user conference, and I’ll let the reader conclude on his/her own the interpretation of such. (Mine isn’t good.)