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BrianBailey
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re: DAC in Austin: success or failure
BrianBailey   6/11/2013 9:37:04 PM
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Do you have any DAC related stories. What did you like or dislike? Any observations?

Brian Fuller2
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re: DAC in Austin: success or failure
Brian Fuller2   6/13/2013 6:17:09 PM
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Brian, my two cents: Something like 60 percent of the attendees were first-time DAC visitors. Dennis Brophy points out that the average is 33ish percent. So clearly the 50th DAC got in front of a whole new world of design engineers. Second, I like the accessibility of Austin and its convention center. Everything's within a few blocks of each other; it's a great town (yeah, OK, a little hot!). Convention center there is a great venue. I think of San Diego and I think a half-mile walk from one end to the other (and I like walking!). Or Anaheim (might as well be located in Death Valley). Is Austin an every-third-year DAC location? Maybe. But I think DAC needs a refresh that's over and above where it lands physically every year. Good to see you there, by the by!

BillM210
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re: DAC in Austin: success or failure
BillM210   6/13/2013 8:57:02 PM
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Brian, State of Tx was hospitable during DAC. Decent temps, no tornados or hail or Tstorms. Come back now as temps are in high 90's and in some locals breaking 100. :) Bill

BrianBailey
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re: DAC in Austin: success or failure
BrianBailey   6/13/2013 11:30:17 PM
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Now don't go and make us all dislike Austin!

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re: DAC in Austin: success or failure
garydpdx   6/17/2013 10:38:40 PM
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Austin was a matter of quality over quantity. At Space Codesign, we gave many more demos on the floor at the ARM Connected Community (sometimes a second laptop on the tall chair, for a second group to see!). There were fewer gawkers, as in SF last year. I was totally exhausted at the end. Downtown was easy to get around on foot, much like Portland. And great restaurants!

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re: DAC in Austin: success or failure
xilvenkat   6/21/2013 5:24:29 AM
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I would like a DAC chapter to be held in India as well some place like Bangalore so that we too benefit from such expos !.



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