Friends. If you are an adventurer, you have to be mentally and emotionally prepared for failure. I have experienced it many times in my various video contests. And it looks like once again the cruel mistress of fate has struck down another adventure before it could begin. I am not going to the IRCE18 this year in Chicago. I have no one to blame, but myself. Mostly because how amazing I am. As you may have noticed from my paltry IRCE Go Fund Me Page, not very many people, if a
It's 708 miles to Chicago.
I'm going to take the train.
I'll have a safari vest, a pen, notebook.
And I'll be wearing sunglasses. As you may or may not know, I love going to the IRCE, also known as the Internet Retailer Conference and Expo. It's held in Chicago, IL and it is one of my very favorite conferences to attend. I went twice while working at Taylor Gifts before they went belly up (since reborn elsewhere) and also last year to see if anything applied to my current
My last day at IRCE17 was packed with sessions, vendor visits, and photo with a giant robot. However before I get into that allow me to back up slightly and talk about my previous evening. I had spent the evening at two networking sessions hosted Shopify, Tealium, Workarea, and Avalara. (There were some other sponsors I’ll have to track down and add in here later.) Both parties were very well attended and had some very tasty drinks. However the food at the second party at Car
The booths are broken down. The sessions are finished. Pitches for technology upgrades are being written as people fly home to resume their jobs at their respective companies. I for one am currently sitting in the lobby of the Chicago Hyatt Regency reflecting on my week here. As a side note, the folks here at the Chicago Hyatt Regency are fantastic. They are very attentive and provide great service. I’ve stayed here two years in a row and have enjoyed both of my stays imm