Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Bill Kleyman.

I’ve been in the IT industry for well over a decade, and over those years, I’ve attended a lot of conferences. As an industry analyst, architect, and now CTO at mid-sized consulting firm, I get the chance to both attend and speak at a variety of industry events.

In fact, I have an office hook that holds ALL of my badges and lanyards. It looks like an amazing conference IT Christmas tree.

It really feels like an email about a conference comes into my inbox on an hourly basis. There will always be major conferences out there to attend, with tens of thousands of people congregating and learning about IT, cloud, and data center topics. It’s easy to get overwhelmed.

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