summit is a 'sales-free' zone, its all about education and networking, there's a bit of future-hype, of course, but its exhilerating. There's an Expert Room, manned the whole time by ibi-ers just there to answer your questions, with computers with all the products loaded on them. There's a SandBox where you can sit at a desktop, and just play with the products yourself. There are 5 days of work, Sunday thru Thursday. So many concurrent sessions, its hard to decide what to attend. And all the FocalPointers get to put face-to-handle, and especially this year at Pointer "Mickey Grackin"'s session on PDF. Summit is definitely a required course. I've gone to over a dozen. People come from all over the planet.
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I think it really is a "can't miss" for any serious FOCUS/WebFOCUS user (although I've know a few who are not quite so serious.) I've also found it very helpful to get your name and face known to the IBI corporate crowd. Seems to make a difference when trying to resolve issues or otherwise get corporate resources. And, may I add, that networking with fellow FocalPointers has been a highlite.
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