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What to Do? A Novell BrainShare Checklist



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March 22, 2010 8:48 am

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So you’re on your way to Novell BrainShare in Salt Lake City, or perhaps you’re already in your hotel room looking at the snacks in the minibar and unpacking your suitcase. The breakfast menu looks enticing as do the hundreds of TV stations. But how about making a quick list of what you want to get done at this year’s conference?

That’s right, without a plan you might be adrift in more content and connections than you can handle. Novell BrainShare is chock-full of the people you need to meet and the sessions you want to attend.

Throw in certifications training and the parties, and you’re probably going to get a brain and calendar cramp. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it’s here to help spark a positive BrainShare experience for you. After you’re done reading, you can go back to HBO, seeing what great soaps are in the bathroom, and whether you remembered to pack your swimsuit.

Learning
The certification testing is world class and just what you need to remain ahead of the curve. The tools, materials and people are on-hand at BrainShare to make this one of the most valuable resources we offer.

People
From vendors to partners, everyone you need to meet is here. Mingle and brainstorm with them, discuss challenges and come up with new out-of-box solutions. When will you get such an opportunity again?

In Person
Meet and speak in person with the professionals you’ve been trying to contact all year. Shake hands, share a smile and cement your relationships. In-person communication cannot be replicated, and it all happens at BrainShare. Make the most of your time on the exhibit floor as well as the parties.

Let Your Hair Down
We all recognize the need to breathe. Business restraints, productivity goals and other workplace factors make it difficult to be yourself. A more relaxed outlook sometimes helps you succeed. That’s where our evening events come in. These are more than just parties, they’re networking super sessions. Grab some food and a drink and then share smiles and casual conversation with the smartest people in the industry. We bet other people are angling to get your opinions and guidance too, and with parties on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening you won’t want to miss out!

Novell Development Partners at Your Service!

In one location, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with the teams that are developing our products on the partner level. Training Partners and Solution Providers are all on-hand for you to chat with.

Resources, Resources, Resources
The Learning Lounge, product managers and online resources are all available to you-both during BrainShare and then afterwards. These people and materials are some of the best ways to continue your education and get key questions answered. It’s advanced technical training, made-to-order.

Exhibits
IT Central is the place where you can make great connections, win some prizes and get a few great giveaways from vendors! It’s also one of the best places to get your questions answered from partner companies and other professionals. Don’t miss out!

No longer do you need to ask, “What should I do?” It’s all here-and a lot more. We’ve just touched on a few of the things you should look at and prepare for at Novell BrainShare 2010.

Now make your plan of attack. This is the one technology event where you’ll learn about the latest tools; where you’ll make long-lasting and valuable connections; and where you’ll have some fun. We’re glad you’re here!

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