I'm waiting to get the free expo code for the demo hall. This expo is not free, but if you are interested in going, quickly shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I might be able to get one or two people a last minute free conference pass. The hall has about around 8 or 10 booths with some interesting demos, such as 3D printer, 3D-printed shoes, Autodesk's examples of 3D printed ....we'll have a video roundup posted later. The conference speakers are interesting and seem to be getting good reviews from the audience, just judging comments of people who attended the sessions. Yesterday I met an Intel engineer who was making the shift from working on CPUs to working in the IoT group. He starts his new job on Monday.
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