Chuck, Booth - I see the same kind of demographics at the IBM iSeries Tech conf's... Don in DC At 02:56 PM 1/18/2006 -0500, you wrote:
Very interesting observations Booth ! Chuck -----Original Message----- From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booth Martin Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 2:01 PM To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Subject: Re: Iseries Education and marketing We had this discussion at the New England conference a couple of years. A comment was made about going to the back of the room at COMMON and looking at the backs of the heads to see the "Graying of COMMON". So, we went to the back of the room in Framingham and we looked for ourselves. That was NOT what we saw. We discussed what we saw: The number of female heads of hair, the number of really young heads of hair, the number of minorities, and the obvious interest of the audience. We concluded that going to COMMON is a perk, awarded to the senior staff; the regional meetings like Framingham are cheaper so the companies send their junior staff, too. Last night was the Dallas User Group. I didn't count, but thinking back, I'd guess half the attendees were under 35, maybe 40. (I have trouble telling ages) But certainly the meeting was not a gathering of the old folks. -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.