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Top ten things you will never see at a Tivoli conference

By John | July 26, 2007

If you have been reading my blog you know I am in Portland this week at OSCON 2007. I have some intersting cultural difference I would like to share in a classic top ten format…

Top ten things you will never see at a Tivoli conference

1) A job postings board.

2) More Macbooks than IBM laptops.

3) More Macbooks than Dell Laptops.

4) iPhones, I mean lots of iPhones.

5) A vendor give away of a free WII.

Update: A guy in a beard with a pink hat and dress with yellow balloons around his chest.

6) Semi-virtual ping pong at the OpenSolaris after hours party beer bash. (Two serpate tables with no middle part – you would had to be there)

7) A guy with an orange and blue mohawk.

8) People getting carded for beer at the exhibition reception.

9) A group of conference attendees smoking marijuana outside the Open Solaris after hour party. I was going to walk up and say I am the proprietary software police and your under arrest for violations of working with software under the influence (nah bad idea).

10) Agile technology (ouch!)

Topics: OSS, bmc, gartner, groundwork, hp, humor, hyperic, ibm, nagios, netcool, opennms, opensource, opsource, oscon, sillystory, tivoli, zabbix, zenoss | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Top ten things you will never see at a Tivoli conference”

  1. jwillis Says:
    July 26th, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Update on my top 10. I stand corrected on item 5.

    “”Just wanted to point out that on point number 5 “A vendor give away of a free WII.”, I think there were 2 vendors giving away Wiis
    at the last conference. I think that for the pot smoking, you would have to go to the Share conference with all the old mainframers ;) ”"

    I guess us Tivoli’rs are cooler than I sometimes give us credit for…

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    July 30th, 2007 at 2:17 am

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