The Citrix UK User Group XVI was held in Edinburgh. We are now legally entitled to drink beer or cider while having a meal (as long as someone else buys it). Which is handy, because thanks to our excellent sponsors (AppEnsure, AppSense, Atlantis Computing, ExtraHop, FS Logix, PernixData, Liquidware Labs, UniDesk and Uniprint) that was exactly the case. We’re also entitled to fly a glider: which is nice.
The Steering Group would like to thank all the presenters for their time, effort and engaging presentations: even if some of those were practice runs for Citrix Synergy. It was an absolute pleasure to host our first session in Scotland. Thanks to the elders of Edinburgh for organising all of the different types of weather to give a full view of the delights that Scotland can give. Thanks also to the 3D-realtime attendees for providing interesting and useful questions, and for attending; always great to meet and greet new faces and we look forward to seeing you again. We appreciate the feedback from all those who made the arduous amble from Glasgow. To those 20+ on-line – appreciate the hellos when we asked, and apologies for phasing in and out. We had audio facilities but our national grid interface was faulty so likely you missed a chunk of the afternoon. If I said it was awesome that’s not going to help, so I won’t.
Who are the Big Heroes at the UK Citrix User Group events? Quick stats run down… it is mainly end users of attendees on the day but, you know here in the UK, we love to be inclusive. For our first event in Scotland :-
- 70% end users/partners – up from the last event and of course outside of London we do see lots of new faces. But some old ones who made the trek down, glad we could help make your journey home shorter.
- 10% from Citrix – down from the last event – although, bless them, a lot of new ex-Citrix employees turned up anyways and contributed as if they were. Kudos.
- 15% came from a vendor – although the slide which came up said 10%. No one spotted the maths didn’t add up; or were too polite. Given it was Edinburgh I’m going for the latter.
- The rest put “other” for those of you who like completeness.
Again, thanks to our sponsors (AppEnsure, AppSense, Atlantis Computing, ExtraHop, FS Logix, PernixData, Liquidware Labs, UniDesk and Uniprint) for this free-to-attend event, the very lovely lunch, and drinks at the end. I’ll admit we do challenge our presenting sponsors by giving them a 15 minute slot, but well done to Atlantis Computing and Pernix Data for focusing their content to fit the time, and an extra mention to Pernix Data for their excellent giveaway – Ross, its in the post.
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