Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Atlanta 2011: General Reception

Day 1: April 10, 2011

After spending time with attendees answering questions at our GPUG DayONE session, UBGP15 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Dynamics GP Development Tools, it was now time to go have some fun and comingle with the crowd attending this year's Convergence.

I had the chance to catch up with my fellow IntellPartners cohorst and exchange impressions from the event. In addition, it was just time to sit down, have a beer, and really enjoy the beautiful evening.

From left to right, MVP Frank Hamelly (EVP, IntellPartners), David Musgrave (Microsoft Corp), Ted Mauldin (CEO, IntellPartners)
The venue couldn't be anymore original. Microsoft chose to host the opening reception at the Georgia Aquarium - the world largest aquarium - and World of Coca Cola museum, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the Atlanta Metro area.

Convergence General Reception
 It was also time to catch up with the newest addition to the Microsoft Dynamics GP blogging community, fellow blogger Yulia Smotrova with MIG & Co. in New York City. 

Fellow blogger, Yulia Smotrova

We decided to head over to the World of Coca Cola museum to get our sugar fix by drinking some 60 different Coca Cola flavors and products bottled and sold around the world, not without stopping for some pictures with the widely recognizable Coca Cola polar bear.

Sheila Jefferson-Russ and MVP Leslie Vail getting pampered by the Coca Cola polar bear
On our way up to the sampling area, David decided to showcase his dancing - as in break dancing - abilities. I have to say, I was pretty impressed (and embarrased at the same time as it made feel old once again!)

Unfortunately, I had to cut the night short as I had a drive to make back home and frankly, was already very tired - please disregard the "feeling old" remark.

The following day would begin with the Convergence Keynote speach featuring Microsoft's CEO Steve Balmer and Corporate VP, Kirill Tatarinov.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC

1 comment:

Beat BUCHER said...

Hi Mariano,
I see that you had a lot of FUN @ the Convergence Reception :-) . Fortunately the weather seems to have been much better than last year were we had to back inside... All the best luck for your presentations this week.