I think that the presentation was well-received judging by the interaction with my audience both during the session and in the following Q&A. It was certainly well-attended as there were folks standing in the back and less than a handful of empty seats. Please see my next DFS post for a link to my session materials.
While the SDC accounts for just 300 of the 7000 attendees here in Orlando this year, 300 is a growing number and I got to talk to over half of that number this afternoon at my session (i.e. about 180 Documentum developers). (Thanks for listening to and interacting with me, this afternoon!)
As I said then, it’s about starting a conversation around DFS–why it does what it does, how to leverage it optimally, what choices to make as a developer, etc. To that end, I’ve added a new “dfs” category to tag future posts about DFS that I plan to pen.
Earlier yesterday I unknowingly shared a shuttle to the convention center with Mark Twomey. (It’s always nice to meet another EMC blogger in person. There aren’t enough of them!). Once Mark recognized me–good example of having a picture up on one’s blog–we got into talking about what I’m calling the “knowledge derivative” (i.e. the valuable by-product of content and information under management and richly supported by consistent, robust infrastructure). Perhaps this conversation will lead to another podcast.
Update 8/29/2007: Here is the link to Alan’s interview of me.-Craig