This is a follow-up post for the thread
I think it is only fair of me to come back and answer this question as I have made the first thread and a number of other users has ask me the same question via e-mails, so not to answer the same question many times I have choice to posted it here and on my BLOG..
1 Day Event.
As I need to fly over to London for this event, I think it was to limit time for a user forum of this type where the idea is to learn a lot of thing and network with other users… So 2+ days and only one time per year, so them there is coming along way from not need to travel the long way and can save some money
The Landmark hotel.
It was a very nice place and there is nothing to set the finger on there, but it will be better if the money was used on a cheaper place and then use the money to get the event running for to days instead.
First part of the day with PowerPoint.
Sorry MUF and Clearswift guys but it was a bit hard to come through the PowerPoint slices and I was hopping it to be more technical then it was. I don’t know what other members were thinking of it but I had hope for more details in the depth. But that is maybe just me ;-)
The technical sessions.
There was only time for a MUF member to be at two sessions and each of them was only 45 min. and that was simply to little time and the sessions I was at was simply racing through the PowerPoint slices and there was nearly not time to go into details, so I hold back on my questions because I know some of them can be very technical and I will not steal the time from the other users.
So aging with more time the technical session maybe can be a bit longer and more of them at the next year MUF
Networking with other MUF members.
It was very nice to meet some other MIMEsweeper users and do some networking, but Clearswift have forgot to write the Web forum user alias on the name badges, so it was very hard to guess who’s real name was matching a web forum alias and I know that I missed to some web forum users that it will have been nice to meet after the year of only seeing the alias in a forum.
But we can hope that Clearswift/MUF remember to write the web forum alias on the badges for next year..
Networking with Clearswift employee.
That was for one of the best thing that I finally was able to meet Richard B., Alyn H., Stuart C. and others Clearswift guys and tell some of all the many thing I like them to do better with the apps and it has open up for a better connection between me and Clearswift.
Going to the Pub.
I know what you now think ;-), but I find this to be one of the best thing at the event because at that time people actual started to better network and discuss topics of mostly MIMEsweeper relevant and a lot other things, the bad thing was that only half or less of the Clearswift was at the pub and as a shock to me the pubs in London are closing at 23.00 and sending you home…. Hmmm what up with that, luckily some of the MUF member know that we just were able to continue the late session on the hotel without been stopped of some UK law..
I think it was very nice to be there and meet Clearswift and others MUF members but as said before “it was to little on to short time”, so I hope it will be two days at next year event and if I can find the time and money to it I think I will be there next year… I hope
Good work and thanks to MUF committee and Clearswift for making the event, it was fun.