Think geek at Synergy with Citrix experts
Geeks rule the world, and Synergy loves to spotlight technology experts. Attendees found them throughout the conference in programs such as:
Citrix and industry experts including Citrix Technology Professionals offered personalized advice in small-group settings to attendees in Match.Geek—a program like Match.com, except the goal is long-term contacts rather than lifetime partners. Attendees walked away with deeper technical information through peer-to-peer interaction, along with new contacts who will eventually become sources for ongoing knowledge sharing.
This two-part program was a double session of high energy filled with more technology and trivia—and geeks—than attendees ever imagined. First, they evaluated the finalists for GeekOvation, best-in-show Citrix hacks by Citrix users, and voted for the winner live on the Geek Speak Tonight! show stage. Then, they tested wits and knowledge center stage in Geek Out, a lighthearted, Jeopardy-style game show. Participants were chosen from the audience and had the chance to amaze their friends with the true depth of their geek knowledge!
The Meet the Experts Theater in The Citrix Booth Experience, was packed with our industry’s most fearless, disruptive and transformative thought leaders, sharing game-changing approaches to how they’re addressing real-world IT challenges using Citrix technology, from delivering virtual desktops and enhancing users’ BYO experience to virtualizing environments without sacrificing security. Attendees were able to learn from the experts how Citrix products and solutions can transform organizations to meet their business and IT challenges.
Formerly the 60in60 Challenge, the Synergy Showdown brought together four teams of industry experts led by our very own Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs). During this challenge, teams competed to deploy an entire Citrix XenApp infrastructure on Microsoft Azure. The goal? To demonstrate how quickly XenApp could be delivered in the cloud and to be the first to cross the finish line. Attendees cheered on their favorite team and watched CTPs put their smarts to work to win bragging rights…and a trophy!
At the Ask the Experts bar in The Citrix Booth Experience, experienced Citrix consultants and architects gave technical advice and answered questions on topics ranging from the latest product enhancements to troubleshooting and best practices. Attendees took advantage of the opportunity to tackle their toughest challenges and questions on the spot.
It was lunch with a tech twist at the Solutions Expo: attendees used their lunch break to expand their professional networks and gain new knowledge about hot tech topics, joining informal discussions led by volunteer Citrix User Group members and Citrix Technology Professionals. Tech Chat tables were arranged by technology solution—mobility management, desktop & app delivery, networking, security and cloud—plus an open, anything-goes category called Speak Your Geek. Tech Chats also featured industry-specific tables with discussions exclusively for attendees in healthcare, education, financial services and government.