Once a year my company, AppRiver, allows me to attend one work related conference and my for first year working here I’ll be attending MIX ‘09 in Las Vegas! Until recently, this wasn’t even a conference I’ve heard of, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it before either. Mix is an annual conference for web designers and developers with a heavy focus on Microsoft technologies (also sponsored by Microsoft).
So, I’m headed out to Vegas on Monday the 16th and expect to learn a lot and have a blast doing so for about a week. I’m scheduled for a few different sessions that I’m excited about attending, and there’s tons and tons of sessions to attend. Need I even mention this all takes place in Las Vegas? I took a trip out there about 3 years ago with my dad and had a blast, so I fully expect to have a great time when I’m not doing web related stuff. I know the grand canyon and the Hoover Dam are fairly close, and it would just be a dream come true to see either one of these (or both!).
I’ll hopefully be fully armed with my laptop and camera where ever I go, and a goal I’m going to try and set for myself is to do a daily photo-blog of what’s going on at the conference and anything else I can take pictures of. It’s my first conference and I’m usually pretty trigger happy, so expect lots of photos.
More info about Mix here: http://2009.visitmix.com