IMS 2009 - Final Day and Roundup
This year we have been representing Plone at the IMS / Online 2009 expo at Earl Court Olympia in London.
The final day of IMS was a bit slower that the previous two days, which might have been a blessing in disguise as we were all feeling a little tired after the previous two days of non-stop talking to people on the stand.
That said we still had a good number of people come to the stand to come and see Plone. One person came down from the Online 09 conference happening up in the conference centre saying "I've been seeing a lot about Plone on Twitter, so thought I'd come take a look".
Again, another very diverse lot of people coming to the stand, we talked to a high street mobile phone retailer, a large publishing company, a nursing college, a university, an association of barristers, a django developer, and a school, amongst many others.
In total over the three days we handed out over 250 Plone brochures, probably spoke to about 300 people on the stand, and collected contact details around a hundred people who wanted more information on Plone... and gave countless demos of Plone to people coming to the stand. That means we spoke to one person about every 4 minutes... no wonder my throat was hoarse by the end!
To get an impression of just how busy it was, here is a time lapse video of the stand from the viewpoint of the two inbuilt cameras on the iMacs we were doing demos on. They are arranged at roughly 90 degree angle to each other with a photo captured every 20 seconds, so you have 3 days of activity on the stand compressed down to nearly two minutes.
So, so long IMS 2009! It was great, and we'll see everyone there next year.