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Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta

This past weekend was the Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta, and I attended and presented as well. Actually I only attended half the day since my wife had planned a dinner party and I had numerous chores to complete during the first half of the day.

The event was held a Metro State College in downtown Denver, and it was a beautiful day, sunny, warm, and nice. That was good since parking was a short walk from the classrooms where the various sessions were held.

I arrived and there was an Open House being held at the college the same there, and not too many signs up for the event. The website had good directions, and that helped, but it would have been nice to see more signs directing me to the event. As it was I ended up coming in the back side of the building (I wasn’t aware), and found the room I was speaking at first before wandering over to the front side.

I did like that each classroom had a scheduled posted outside it so you could see what was happening all day in each room. There were also good signs directing you to the various parts of the building. When I did get to the front, there weren’t vendor tables or much in the way of announcing this event, but I saw people I know, so that was OK.

The presentations were in a mix of auditoriums and classrooms. None of the 5 or 6 sessions I peaked in, or attended were too full, so room placement went well. Plenty of pizza was there for lunch. I missed it, but we saw students walking by and grabbing pieces at the end, which I’m glad the organizers were happy to allow.

Apparently over 400 people came, so it was a good success. My session on The Modern Resume – Building Your Brand, was one of the last ones, and I had about 30 people in there and it went well. People seemed happy, not many questions, but no one left and they seemed interested.

Overall I think they could improve this event and publicize it more, but it went off well, people seemed to enjoy it and I’ll be happy to support it next year again.

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