OK, so I’m not at MAAWG any longer and I can’t blog about what happens there even if I was. However, there is an article at PC World about the conference.
I’ve been going to MAAWG conferences for many years now. Not every one, being a small company means that I can’t just take off for a week, particularly overseas where phones don’t work (something solved by an iPhone 3G). But I’ve been to quite a few of them.
I have to say the last few conferences have really impressed me. The quality of discussions and the training sessions have been full of useful information. Even for someone who has been around as long as I have, there is always something new to learn. I strongly encourage people who want to stop abuse in the messaging sphere to consider joining. Everyone is hurt by messaging abuse: end-users, senders and receivers. We all have a role to play in stopping abuse, and MAAWG is one way to learn about what you can do.
On a more personal note it was great to meet new folks and to see familiar faces. And a big thanks to all of you who took the time to tell me you liked this blog. Thank you for reading!
EDIT: Another press article about the conference.
The 270 delegates from 19 countries who met at Amsterdam’s venerable Hotel Krasnapolsky last week were far from the usual, suit-wearing conference crowd. An eclectic mix of tattoos, ponytails, high-waisted trousers and backpacks indicated that these were true operations people who work in the bowels of the network.
True operations people, and they keep the mail running.