Are you looking for the best way to take advantage of Microsoft Inspire 2018?
Matthew Romero, one of 3Sharp’s technical writing consultants and our local Spartan Racer, has some advice for those who want to get the most bang for their buck at Inspire 2018.
What is your title and what do you do at 3Sharp?
I’m a senior technical writing consultant.
My role is working on the C&D (Cloud and Devices) team, mostly on hybrid cloud solutions, writing guidance documentation, things of that nature.
How do you plan to spend your time at Microsoft Inspire 2018?
I’m usually in sessions. I’m a learner, so I will take advantage of the entire time to learn.
Are there any Speakers or specific sessions that you want to see?
There’s a ton of sessions I would like to go check out. I’m really interested in the Microsoft innovations in cloud marketing, and how business needs and the technologies match those. It’s not just about technologies, it’s about how business integrates with technology. It’s interesting to see a practical application of the technologies, and how best to do that. I’m also interested in seeing some of the stuff on Artificial Intelligent (AI). I’ve been working on a lot of machine learning recently, so I’m interested to see how the application of machine learning will be applied through hyper technologies.
Can you give a tip to someone who is attending Inspire?
Plan your schedule ahead and be prepared to walk. Bring good walking shoes, snacks, and water. Be aware that if you’re attending session A at one end of the conference, and you’re attending session B at another end of the conference, and they are back to back – you may be late. There is travel time, so make sure to take that into account. And even though you will most likely be rushing from place to place, try to take time to absorb stuff. Write notes, even if you’re not going to use it now – you’d be surprised how useful those notes can be later.
In the spirit of Inspire, what is your favorite inspirational quote?
Something that I have told other people is, “Stop posting inspirational quotes and do something inspirational.”
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