Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Party in the USA.

The reason for my recent visit to our nation's capitol was to attend the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.  There's a lot to enjoy at the WPC.  The demos of the latest Microsoft technology are always cool.  Finding out what Microsoft believes is the future of technology is intriguing.  And since Microsoft is my primary client, it's good to get insight into what we I need to consider to help my clients succeed.  This year there was even a keynote address by former president Bill Clinton.

And then there are the parties.  In a city like Washington, there are some great places to host a party.  There was the Public Sector party held in the courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery which recently got a new canopy that's an architectural delight. The party lighting only made it more spectacular:
Here's my friend and colleague Sara chatting with one of our public sector clients.

The US Partner Team invited us to a party at the Newseum, where you could enjoy snacks and drinks next to an amazing chunk of the Berlin Wall.

And the OEM Group commandeered the rooftop of a DC office building with an amazing Washington view. 

Possibly the most exciting part of the OEM party was the freak storm that nearly blew the tent right off the roof, knocking over an entire catering table of glassware. That was exciting. Here are a couple of short videos of the storm and our part in it:


  1. Mary (Shambaugh) RauchfussJuly 21, 2010 at 7:43 AM

    Looks like fun! However, I was disappointed that there wasn't a picture of you with "Bubba." :)

  2. That is a lot of hot air in DC.