TelecomONE FTW!

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 5-Oct-2009 20:51

On the weekend I had the opportunity to attend TelecomONE, an unconference that was hosted by Telecom NZ and held at Mahurange College in Warkworth, featuring a mix of both Telecom staff and invited guests from outside the company.

While I'd love to write more about the fantastic experiences I had during the weekend this is simply a quick thank you to everybody who was there for making this event such a great experience.

I had some great discussions with some fantastic people, both from within Telecom and from outside. I also experienced first hand how passionate many of the Telecom staff are about both technology and the business as a whole - something that can't be easy to maintain when you're such a corporate that people love to hate.

Thanks to Neil for making this event possible, Neal for making sure everybody enjoyed werewolf and to Nat and Jenine for their fantastic skills when it comes to running such a cool event. It was a pleasure to be invited and be able to be present.

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Author's note by sbiddle, on 5-Oct-2009 21:15

I also meant to add for disclosure that all costs incurred getting to and from Auckland were paid for by me.
Just before anybody says I've sold out to Telecom!

Comment by Dratsab, on 6-Oct-2009 09:39

Wouldn't you have unsold if that were the case?

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Steve Biddle
New Zealand

I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

I'm an #avgeek who loves to travel the world (preferably in seat 1A) and stay in nice hotels.

+My views do no represent my employer. I'm sure they'll be happy to give their own if you ask them.

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