What happens at Magento Imagine 2012 won’t stay in Vegas! The magnetic draw of the strip and the promise of awesome speakers definitely lived up to the expectations. Our i95Dev team is back after a three days and nights filled with information and opportunities for growth. While the team spent quality time lighting up the strip at our gold sponsor booth, the information-packed conference helped us grow as a team. We offer a big thank you to the conference planners, sponsors and partners and to every i95Dev team members who helped make the event and our booth such a success.
The sophomore year of Magento Imagine didn’t disappoint with breakout sessions, keynote and general speakers that offered something for everyone from partners to developers. The pre-Imagine event started off the conference with a Vegas-worthy bang that let us know we were in for a great three days. The conference wasn’t all fun and games. Three types of breakout sessions focused on Tech, Business and Partners including face time with designers and developers. While conference attendees bellied up to the bar, the i95Dev enjoyed the BarCamp topics on scalability and international product marketing.
Mondays at the office can seem mundane after a fun weekend. However, even a Monday at Magento Imagine gets the Vegas treatment. After dragging ourselves away from the fun pre-Imagine event on Sunday, booth set-up took center stage followed by a day of meeting and networking with international Magento contacts.
The second day at Magneto Imagine brought breakout sessions that broke out of the expected content. Team members enjoyed an interactive video-clip presentation of the Magento ecosystem followed by keynotes by visionaries Stephen Messer and Tim Kring. After a productive day in the booth and speakers, Magento imagine showed us what Vegas really had to offer. There are a few moments that might stay in Vegas including slightly off-key renditions of Sinatra by a certain developer who will remain un-named.
By Wednesday, we had a taste of Las Vegas compliments of Magento Imagine and felt the magic. After briefly contemplating career changes to showgirls and magicians, i95Dev returned to Wednesday at our Gold Sponsor booth. Posing with Magento partners and community members helped lessen the pain of realizing that we weren’t replacing David Copperfield in the near future. The sweet swag from event sponsors didn’t hurt either.
General and breakout sessions on Wednesday by true stars like Jim FitzGibbon and Alistair Stead packed the day with valuable information and a renewed commitment to customer service. Alison Levine gave a keynote speech on PEAKonomics worthy of any Vegas stage. Magento Imagine 2012 was full of the bright lights of Vegas, bright stars of the breakout sessions and keynote addresses and the ever-bright community of the Magento ecosystem. i95Dev is already planning for 2013. Bring your shades!