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UK Citrix User Group XIX Review: Civilised Engineering

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Thanks to our excellent sponsors (AppEnsureExtraHopLiquidware LabsNutanix, Uniprint, AppSenseAtlantis Computing, eg Innovations  FS Logix and UniDesk) this was, yet again, a free-to-attend meeting.

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The Steering Group would like to thank all the presenters for their time, effort and engaging presentations: especially for those presenting for the first time at the user group. Thanks to the 3D-realtime-non-augmented-VR attendees for providing insightful feedback and great questions. It is always splendid to meet and greet new faces. We had more chairs this time with your own special little desk: see, we do read the feedback forms.  Thanks also to those attending on-line via Go-to-Webinar. We a couple of niggles early doors, but also a fancy new microphone that just about survived the event unbroken, hopefully that helped.

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Who attends UK Citrix User Group events? For XVIX over 110 registered and we had about 70% turn up on the day – with a number of on-the-door registrations (which is always possible btw). It is mainly end users of attendees on the day but, you know here in the UK, we enjoy inclusivity. Of those attending  :-

  • 70% end users/partners – we did see lots of new faces (looked to be about a third). Thanks to the experienced hands who made the trek down/across/up and for the select group who caught a cheeky mid-session pint, but still came back.
  • 10% from Citrix. As always, good to see you – especially during the Interesting Licensing and Value Questions that came up in the Round Table. A user group needs the support and focus from the vendor to be successful and we appreciate your contribution. All being well we could well have a special event in 2017, focused on meeting with the engineering teams directly. I’ve likely already said to much… LOOK..! Over there! Its a squirrel!
  • 1% came from Sponsors
  • The rest put “other” for those of you who like completeness.

Again, thanks to our sponsors for this free-to-attend event, especially Liquidware for the lovely lunch which had some great pie, and Appensure for refreshment and Extrahop for the post-event drinks and eats.

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Review:UK Citrix UG XV–“wish I’d attended sooner”

The Citrix UK User Group XV. XV..my, how it has grown. Look at the size of it! We’ve had the most attendees yet. As a founding member I want to ruffle the UKCUG’s hair, hug it..take a step back and look how big it is…and in a few short years it’ll be posting it’s Facebook status from University that you can’t comment on because, well… and not coming home for Christmas because its working and you’re wondering whether to make its room an office… Just me? Again?

The Steering Group would like to thank all the presenters for their time, effort and engaging presentations. Thanks the 3D-realtime attendees for providing interesting and useful questions as well as discussing their challenges and ideas. To those 20+ on-line – appreciate the hellos when we asked, and apologies for phasing in and out, our roaming microphone met an unfortunate end on the way in.

Please bear in mind, if you sign up to the event and can’t attend, we look to send you an invite to our go-to-webinar event: While we’d much rather you attend and contribute in person we realise the day job takes precedence.  We have most of the recordings for download: more on that later.

Who comes to these 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:-

  • 60% end users/partners – up from the last event
  • 9% 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.
  • 10% came from a vendor
  • The rest put “other” for those of you who like completeness.

Of course, many thanks to our sponsors Atlantis Computing, eg Innovations, fslogix, PernixData and LiquidwareLabs for helping to make this our fifteenth free-to-attend event: no matter where you are. I’ll admit we do challenge our sponsors by giving them a 15 minute slot, but well done to them all for focusing their content to fit the time.

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