Tuesday, May 13, 2008

seamonkey's WES 2008 recap [2008-05-13]


  • finally in orlando. weather is SO GREAT! steak is sounding good too! #

  • getting prepped for WES.... blogging time! @davak good to hear your pal is doing well! :) #

  • @kimberlyreed @sarahzielie chicago was a blast! minus the crappy ass road work.. boo to construction!! #

  • testing my twitter in facebook.. #

  • last test.. #

  • enroute to wes2008. need coffee for sure! #

  • so many blackbrry geeks! hehe #

  • pretty lights and big lcds. i'm a fan of both. welcome event starts in a few #

  • decent 80s hair metal background music, 1 min till star! #

  • about 5000 attendees for WES #

  • mike lazaridis on stage and welcoming us to the 7th WES #

  • about 14 mil subscribers, 28 mil devices sold #

  • 8500 RIM employees and all use a blackberry #

  • 2day dev cycle of facebook app for blackberry, impressive! #

  • introduces the new Blackberry Bold, looks pretty sweet!!! #

  • cant wait to get my hands on the bold later today. wonder if there will be more device releases #

  • whats next? maintence free blackberries, low cost devices and stability #

  • BES updates will help bring whats next. also talking about docstogo editing in OS updates #

  • new browser update also coming and now getting rid of pbx office phone with blackberry and backend integrations #

  • blackberry is the top selling smartphone in the USA in 2007 #

  • mike de la cruz is up now #

  • speaking on future of enterprise software and blackberry usuage of such apps on devices #

  • prosumer and integrating enterprise apps for them to get away from using pc while on the road. #

  • demo of his vision on his Bold! running SAP on his bold #

  • sap hooks into companies backend, dynamic rich data on the device end. demo of logging a call in the field with sap and blackberry #

  • next speaker, james m kilts #

  • spaeking of warren buffets success story in investing #

  • 'find what you like to do best... and find someone to pay you to do it' a good quote indeed! :) #

  • explains his 'circle of doom' cycle #

  • integrity, enthuasin, action and understanding are keys to turnaround according to kilts #

  • kilts explaining the keys to a turnaround and giving examples of nabisco and gillette #

  • more kilt examples #

  • recap on the 4 keys; integrity, enthusiasm, action and understanding #

  • should be a fun party tonight too! thats all for wes related tweets for now :) #

  • got a little hands on loving with the new Bold and it is pretty nice! looks and feels good and sturdy! #

  • so crazy seeing so many people on blackberries :) #

  • wow, i realized how annoying ppl that cant shut up in a presentation is so annoying #

  • i need a nap! haha, geek convention is tiring :) #

  • @davak twitter is pretty nice for live blogging, hopefully noy yoo annoying for everyone #

  • @katievs hehe, sounds like me and facebook last nite ;) #

  • in a nice docstogo for blackberry demo, still no pdf support though :( #

  • holy crazy fires in fl! dang! #