NonStop Technical Boot Camp 2018 is done and dusted, and what a great show it was! While we haven't seen final numbers, activity in the tradeshow area, and on the NuWave booth in particular, would have to make this one of the best attended TBCs ever.
The conference began with the traditional "beer bust" on Sunday evening, and it was quickly apparent that attendee numbers were good, and that people were there to learn, mingle, and have fun.
Monday's keynote from Randy Meyer gave confirmation of a long-heard rumor - that Randy is retiring, and handing the reigns over to Jeff Kyle. NuWave thanks Randy for the many years of service he has given to the NonStop community - you will be missed, but we also look forward to the next chapter with Jeff and his leadership team.
Later on Monday we heard a hardware update from Mark Pollans, with the main news being of the upcoming end of sale for NonStop blade servers. The message from HPE is loud and clear - with numerous x86 options now available, it's a great time to take a look at these powerful new servers.
The focus on blockchain continued at this conference, with presentations from HPE and a number of vendors covering the options for implementing blockchain and DLT solutions on NonStop. On Monday afternoon NuWave's Andrew Price also presented on DLT - his presentation gave an overview of how to integrate existing NonStop applications with R3 Corda using LightWave. The live demonstration was well received by the audience, showing a real-world example of a simple method of bringing together the "old" and the "new".
One of the highlights for the NuWave team was getting to spend some time with customers at dinner on Monday night, including some of our friends from Japan.
The always impressive Kousuke-san from HPE Japan, entertaining dinner guests with his fantastic magic and card tricks.
At lunchtime on Wednesday NuWave gave away a number of Echo Dots - congratulations to all the winners, pictured here:
Jason Gill from Paymark, Sean O'Banion from Golden1 Credit Union, Kevin Hushagen from Shazam, Steve Barker from JPMC and Joseph Lee from TSYS
To request a demo or to learn more about the technology presented at TBC, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.