I have been watching the Tour De France cycling race and it reminds me a lot about DAC. There is the mad sprint in the last weeks before the show to get the customer input and marketing ready. There is the massing of the exhibitors on Sunday with the EDAC and Gary Smith kick-off events. The well-known players are back this year, but the up and coming competitors will be on Smith’s and Cooley “Must See” lists. Meetings are held to drive the main pack, the peloton, into a new direction or pace. Announcements are made to pull away from the crowd and get the buzz leadership. And finally on Thursday, the last stage, we are tired but fulfilled, knowing for another year we have made a difference for designers world-wide.
If you want to step back in time, you can check out the EDACafe 2008 DAC Videos. EDACafe will, of course have video interviews at the 2009 event. You can always email me firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
P.S. Who will take the “yellow jersery” and for how long?