WWDC Nix Buckingham

To make a long story short, a conflict’s arisen in my work and personal schedules. WWDC. Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference. I had a ticket to see Lindsey Buckingham perform live, and he’s in my list of top 5 guitar gods. If you’ve never seen his solo performance on “The Dance” DVD of the Fleetwood Mac reunion, check it out. I think you’d agree that he’s a brilliant guitarist. But WWDC is this week and we have an organize-wide push to attend on the same day. Getting back into town and to the show in time is not a logistically sound option, and there’s a big post-conference event following the day’s sessions.

In reflecting on things, I’ve identified the impetus behind the broad effort within the engineering community to herd and shuttle us up to Moscone Center today. They’ve held the post-session gathering on campus for years and now they’ve moved it to SF, near the conference location. This makes better sense for those attending, however it leaves the attendees with far less immediate access to the engineering community. Sure, there’s lots of engineers attending the sessions, but it’s a subset, and not an immersion.

I suspect they want an immersion for our developers, and I’ll be foregoing the Buckingham experience this time around. Fortunately I have the memory of a prior appearance at Bimbo’s in SF, and access to the DVD video, but given that this is his home town (Palo Alto, actually), it’s regretful that I’ll not be treated to the performance.

There’d better be a killer musical guest at the developer conference to offset this one. If they’d only combined the two….


Written by gsm

06/14/2007 at 4:24 pm

Posted in  Journal 

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  1. Since you have a spare ticket your not using……


    06/14/2007 at 8:36 pm

  2. Too bad it’s not Buckingham Nicks the WWDC!

    I heard this is Lindsey Buckingham’s farewell tour, too.


    06/14/2007 at 10:09 pm

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