I've been going to ESC every year since 2007 using a Cheapskate Pass. I'm quasi-local, so I usually only do a single day. This year ESC day is Wednesday so I can hear Bunnie Huang and smell Max's bacon-and-beer session.
One of the advantages of the Cheapskate Pass is that figuring out what sessions to attend is pretty quick. But this year they're giving me a one-class pass! Now I have to look through all those other sessions. Riches beyond the wildest dreams of avarice!
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.