In Pictures: Gluecon 2016 May 27, 2016 by Mike A few photos from Gluecon 2016. All of the images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. It wouldn’t be Gluecon without a hailstorm. Great schwag bags. Gluecon is a conference known for having tremendous community support. Gluecon is not your average conference. Yes, there are booths, but the real value is in the connections. IBM brought Softlayer out to play. IBM’s Watson had a large presence at Gluecon. Gluecon veterans look forward to seeing the volunteer staff every year (they get paid in beer, white russians and burritos). Heehaw! Lots of hallway conversations happen at Gluecon. Gluecon is not quite as formal as your normal conference. Conference organizer and MC, Eric Norlin. Google’s cloud platform engineering director, Melody Meckfessel, kicked off the day one keynotes. Duncan Johnston-Watt of Cloudsoft followed. Deep concentration on deep content. Because every conference has speakers who code live on stage, right? Stewart Nickolas from IBM with perhaps the most innovative talk of the conference — Watson talking to Siri talking to Alexa. Longtime Gluecon sponsor Splunk was there. No yelling to alert you to the start of a new session, just Brian rocking the soothing chimes. Salesforce’s Mary Scotton delivered a thought-provoking talk on inclusion. Ice tea and texting. Rasberry Pi hooked up to rowing machines all live coded during a breakout? Yup. Hallway conversations are a hallmark of Gluecon. Gluecon is the kind of conference where you’ll see folks like ProgrammableWeb founder John Musser talking to Streamsets dev honcho, Pat Patterson. The reason Gluecon runs as well as it does: Kim Norlin. Gorilla Logic covered the tab at happy hour. There’s wifi…and then there’s Gluecon wifi. Two thumbs up for Gluecon. Frequent Gluecon attendee Jeremy Whitlock. Did I mention the consistent Gluecon weather events? Rob deep in thought…or watching a game in the Tap Room. Your’s truly, post-closing keynote. The man. The myth. The legend. @defrag. Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Mike Comms Exec. Ex-Calvin Klein underwear model. Photographer. Hey, 2 out of 3 isn't bad. Related One thought on “In Pictures: Gluecon 2016” Pingback: Gluecon: Video Interviews - Mike Maney Comments are closed.