Last year’s big Solid Edge event didn’t include much press. It was really intended to be a user-only event. This year, Solid Edge wants to get the news out a bit more, so press is invited. I’ve done CAD conventions as press before. I definitely relate better to engineers than keyboard jockeys.
As “press”, I want to cover the SEU event, and to some extent cover it live. I’ve seen groups of people at live events with their heads buried in their cell phones texting or something, and I always thought they were somehow missing the point. If you’re at a live (l ī v e) event, you ought to really be there, not with your head down missing everything. So I don’t want to get so busy covering the event live that I forget to actually be there at the show.
Plus, some things really require a little bit of thought or time to put together properly. So the live blogging stuff might be good for raw info as it happens, but there will also be something to write back in the hotel room at night.
I’m not a big Twitter or Facebook guy, so I’m reluctant to post stuff there. I don’t want to require people to have an account just to see stuff. So I’ll probably post quick videos to YouTube and quick pictures with comments to my blog. I don’t know. How do you get your news from live events like this?