Storage Field Day 20 – (Fairly) Full Disclosure

Disclaimer: I recently attended Storage Field Day 20.  My flights, accommodation and other expenses were paid for by Tech Field Day. There is no requirement for me to blog about any of the content presented and I am not compensated in any way for my time at the event.  Some materials presented were discussed under NDA and don’t form part of my blog posts, but could influence future discussions.

Here are my notes on gifts, etc, that I received as a conference attendee at Storage Field Day 20. This is by no stretch an interesting post from a technical perspective, but it’s a way for me to track and publicly disclose what I get and how it looks when I write about various things. With all of … this stuff … happening, it’s not going to be as lengthy as normal, but I did receive a couple of boxes of stuff in the mail, so I wanted to disclose it.

The Tech Field Day team sent:

  • Keyboard cloth – a really useful thing to save the monitor on my laptop from being bashed against the keyboard.
  • Tote bag
  • Patch
  • Badge
  • Stickers

VAST Data contributed:

  • h2go 17 oz Stainless Steel bottle
  • Trucker cap
  • Pen
  • Notepad
  • Sunglasses
  • Astronaut figurine
  • Stickers

Nebulon chipped in with a:

  • Hip flask
  • Shoelaces
  • Socks
  • Stickers

Qumulo dropped in some socks and a sticker, while Pure Storage sent over a Pure Storage branded Timbuk2 Backpack and a wooden puzzle.

The Intel Optane team kindly included:

  • Intel Optane Nike golf shirt
  • Intel Optane travel tumbler
  • Intel Optane USB phone charging cable
  • Stickers
  • Tote bag
  • Notepad
  • Flashing Badge
  • Pin
  • Socks

My Secret Santa gift was also in one of the box, and I was lucky enough to receive a:

It wasn’t fancy food and limos this time around. But it was nonetheless an enjoyable event. Thanks again to Stephen and the team for having me back.