As I posted before, I made it along to the Gadgets, Games and Geeks event that was hosted by Unlimited Potential (UP) at the Wellington Convention Center. It was an interesting night, I wasn’t too sure what to expect but I was hoping that there would be lots of gadgets to look at. Disappointingly there were no gadgets on show apart from a demo of the Apple TV by Hamish from Soundline.
The speeches were interesting though and for me the highlight was Brian Sweeney’s inspirational talk about NZ Edge and how living on the edge of the world definitely has its advantages. There were also talks on marketing in a Web 2.0 world, game development in NZ, OpenSolaris, and a fun talk about some of the new Apple products.
The post-speeches dinner was great – lots of oysters, mussels, eel (a first for me), prawns, salmon wraps, etc… I met up with Brenda, Sandy, and Mauricio, and also had an interesting chat with John Clegg from ProjectX.
Sandy spent some time explaining to me what ‘Agile‘ is all about, and although it originated in the software development world, it seems like a lot of the Agile ideas could apply to infrastructure projects too. I’ll have to look into this some more.