16 Sep

5 Things to be stoked for at SpiceWorld 2019

For those of you that have made the trip to Austin, TX for the annual SpiceWorld IT convention – you already know. You’ve felt the excitement. So, when we got the green light from management to sponsor SpiceWorld as an exhibitor this year and bring the team to Austin, I was ecstatic. For those of you that have never been, Spiceworld is three days jam packed with networking, learning, and epic parties!

Here are the top 5 things I’m looking most forward to at SpiceWorld 2019:

1. Meeting IT Professionals from around the world
We’ve chatted with each other in the SpiceWorks community and have helped one another through different IT issues. Now, we get to put a face to the name. So fun – think high school reunion, but not nearly as awkward.

2. The. Best. Swag.
From capes to caricature sketches, SpiceWorld exhibitors never disappoint. In fact, I make sure to have room in my luggage for all the goodies I get to bring home to my kids. Chatting with exhibitors while collecting the swag is always a good time. Some exhibitors I plan to see this year include Dell, HP, Cisco, Citrix, and Logitech.

3. Valuable Tech Sessions
Spiceworks always finds top-tier guest speakers for their sessions. Whether the topic is cyber security or Powershell scripting, you can bet the speaker is one of the industry’s most knowledgeable. This year, some of the top sessions include:
• Journey to a Cloud Workforce presented by Google
• Windows 10 Migrations in Full Swing: How to Do It Right presented by barumundi Software US
• And not to forget the welcome shindig hosted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and Intel called Taming the IT Monster

4. REX!
What would an IT conference be without a friendly 7-foot orange dinosaur mascot roaming around? We make it a point to take the annual obligatory photo with “Rex”.

5. The Epic SpiceWorld party
Live music, dancing, and libations! Need I say more?

If you’re heading to SpiceWorld in just a few weeks, be sure to stop by our booth and say “hi”. We promise to have swag that won’t disappoint!

About the Author

Heidi Flaig
Heidi Flaig has overseen the marketing department for SmartDeploy since 2011 and thrives on engaging with IT professionals to better understand how SmartDeploy products can improve their world. She has over 500 contributions in the Spiceworks community. When she’s not in the office, you can find Heidi hiking with her husband, two sons, and silver lab, Miles.