MendixWorld it turning out to be an event that exceeds my expectations. Everything from the Derek Roos’ keynote up to the party, the organisation and execution was done with class and in good style and is a testimony of the Mendix culture. Its encouraging to witness this firsthand and see all the other partners and members of the Mendix eco-system.
Everything went smooth except for the usual WiFi failures that occur during demos at big events as with the launch of the iPhone 4. We can always expect that Murphy will attend our tech conventions even if he didn’t officially receive an invitation. Other than that the rest of the convention made me think I was attending a TED talk for my job.
Attendance was very high; over a 1000 attendees registered; thats a huge turnout and was visible. The number of people you meet at such an event makes a person’s finitude a sobering realisation. My brain is still whizzing with info.
One thing that is certain though, is that while we engaged with so many diverse individuals in such a short time span, I found engaging with the R&D guys to be a singular inspiring experience. We hope to give more insight into their world in the near future. From the modeler guys, to the business server guy, front end experts and QA process guy, business engineers, tech sales people, support and many others (who all have names btw) each giving amazing insight into the workings and the history and structures behind making an excellent product a reality. Its delightful to be associated with passionate and competent people with a sense of wonder and a sense of humor in your field of work. My only hope is that they retain their culture as the company grows.
We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s line-up and attending some workshops and other sessions.
Oh and there is one more thing: I’m looking forward to Mendix5. The best thing to happen to Mendix since Mendix 😉