First, some background. If you’ve been to the Summit you know that we have an opening night reception, lots of buffet food, some years even a free drink or two. It’s part networking, part party, which in my view don’t always go well together, but usually the room is big enough that the networkers can find a quiet zone at the far end.
Now, some more background, though I think you’ll see where I’m going.
I recently took my family for an afternoon at Disney World, something we do a few times a year living in Orlando. If you go to Tomorrow Land there is a stage set up and occasionally they have performers there, and in this case it was a Disney employee singing with some videos, and then they started….
It took about 30 seconds, but the crowd got bigger, and there were 200-300 adults and kids doing left foot left stomp and so on. Definitely has something that appeals, and it works with a crowd.
I say we give this a try at the reception. I’m not a dancer or singer, probably many of you aren’t either, but we’ll be lost in a crowd of a 1000+ SQL people. We post the video of that, I think we might double the attendance next year. Who says we SQL people aren’t fun? We’ve got a deep sense of humor too!
Right foot, right stomp!