I’m currently on day seven of being in Las Vegas. Generally, I hit my “Vegas Max” at four days. Alas, I’m still here.
And I’m exhausted.
The problem (challenge) with going to Vegas for a conference is that you don’t have any recovery time. I’m up at 6am to be at the conference by 7:30. After the conference, we’ve got dinner and drinks and gambling and more drinks and shmoozing. So I roll in at 3am and get approximately three hours of sleep before I rinse and repeat.
The Adobe Sales Conference has been great. It’s an incredible feeling to know the vision of the company, the plan for execution, and the knowledge of where we fit in. It’s like going to the chiropractor: you go in feeling all out of whack, and you leave a little more realigned.
A few things I’ve learned so far:
- I work with some seriously amazing people. This isn’t something that is new information, but it has absolutely been re-confirmed here at this conference.
- Adobe is doing some seriously cool things. From updating Digital Media products (like Photoshop), to simplifying the way we sell all of the Digital Marketing products (like Adobe Social), we are making significant strides in the most innovative direction.
- I still love my job.
- Public speaking still scares the shit out of me, but I really do love it.
- It’s incredible to put faces to names and really start to build relationships with people you’ve only communicated with via email or on the phone in the past.
- The product and team that once was Context Optional has grown up. And into the most amazing team and the most innovative product. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
I’m so glad to have had this opportunity. I feel very blessed. And I can’t wait until I’m back home, and in my bed.