In early October, Daniel Salcedo, Andy Pace, and I traveled down to Houston, Texas for cPanel Conference 2009. cPanel was good enough to have us an exhibitor and we shared that privilege with several of our own vendors and a few of our competitors as well. Overall, we had a good time, learned quite a bit about Enkompass, the new Windows control panel that cPanel has been hard at work on, and also met the aforementioned vendors, competitors, and even a couple of our clients.
I did not get to attend many of the presentations that were given because I was busy manning our booth, but from what I heard from the people who came by to chat, the presentations were very informative and well put together. Hopefully next year I will be able to spend a little more time on that part of the conference. Because I did not get to see much in the way of presentations, the main highlight for me was meeting a couple of our clients face-to-face - in our line of work that does not happen as often as we'd like! The other highlight was spending some time with Beth Ann Robinson from GlobalSign, our new SSL vendor, talking about how our companies can really benefit each other, and I look forward to working with her for a long time. Keep an eye out for some great deals on SSLs in the very near future.
One of the other highlights of the trip was Pointdexter Jr. We decided we needed a little flair for our booth, so the night before the conference opened, we went and found an Australian Blue (he is actually green) Dumpy tree frog who would live on our booth and come back with us to Chicago and become our company pet.