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General Chat Thread, BETT 2013 in General; Originally Posted by north-ict Bumped into @ X-13 on the way out and had a brief natter we work in ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by north-ict View Post
    Bumped into @X-13 on the way out and had a brief natter we work in the same borough so was nice to catch up.
    BDCS represent, yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    BDCS represent, yo.

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    BETT was ok this year. I Enjoyed seeing the new parent app from groupcall mainly

    Sorry didn't make it over to the edugeek stand, I walked by quickly and saw pizza but had to catch a mate for a beer and it was getting late by that time.

    Also took a look at the Acer stand with all their weird and wacky windows 8 devices, TASC software and the Discover on the capita stand.

    Overall not as much innovation this year as last but still worth a visit.

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    I enjoyed BETT this year but was a bit disappointed with the layout, with several of the big zones in the middle it made some of the aisles round the outsides a bit like Hogwards staircases and they went to dead ends meaning lots of the smaller stands were a bit lost as people backtracked etc. While I don't advocate the roman road straight lines format, it was very hard to cover the show in a sweeping motion like you could do at Olympia. However, first year and all that, very impressive venue but was surprised how quiet Saturday was this year (maybe put-off by the DLR being closed) where-as Friday was heaving and at times slightly too overcrowded round the top end. If I'd wanted to buy a smartboard this year then I would have been in geek heaven, as for the rest of the show, a bit lacking in technology from previous shows but then maybe this year I wasn't really looking for anything specific.

    As for the traditional see what I could pick-up for the children, well I think I did OK. Good job I don't fly to BETT ;-)

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    Enjoyed the show all in all though there wasn't much that made me go wow. Still just about worth going to. Excel is a way better venue than Olympia, so much more space, though it was quite confusing to find my way around. Nice to have more space to take a break in the central area, and loads of choice of food, though some more benches would have been nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJWhite1970 View Post
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    First time at BETT on Friday, really enjoyed it! eyed up some nice stuff. Thank you to those at the edugeek stand who gave me my lanyard and bottle opener even though I was to shy to actually say anything :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyiss View Post
    First time at BETT on Friday, really enjoyed it! eyed up some nice stuff. Thank you to those at the edugeek stand who gave me my lanyard and bottle opener even though I was to shy to actually say anything :/
    Haha yeah I was like this is going to be so awkward and embarrassing so I just went in and said 'whats the secret handshake' to break the ice. @Domino replied with ... lol

    Edited for national security - plexer
    Last edited by plexer; 4th February 2013 at 11:00 AM. Reason: Edited for national security

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyiss View Post
    First time at BETT on Friday, really enjoyed it! eyed up some nice stuff. Thank you to those at the edugeek stand who gave me my lanyard and bottle opener even though I was to shy to actually say anything :/
    @nyiss we really must introduce you to @X-13

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    @nyiss we really must introduce you to @X-13
    ARE YOU MAD! The awkward silence would destroy the universe.

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    Enjoyed BETT again this year. Shame I couldn't be there on the Friday, but at least it gave my feet a rest . Didn't really find/see anything truly amazing, but always good to catch up with people and see the latest hardware!

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    ARE YOU MAD! The awkward silence would destroy the universe.
    It'd be like Scanners...

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    BETT schwag for me erm 2 pens and 1 mug.

    Shame to have missed lots of your including @witch @Little-Miss but was only there on the friday and had stuff too see etc.....

    Thanks to @elsiegee40 for the eduhobnob at the end of the day though.

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    It'd be like Scanners...
    I was thinking more of the tedious nodding scene in Family Guy: It's a trap. The universe would kill itself to get away from the awkwardness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by north-ict View Post
    Haha yeah I was like this is going to be so awkward and embarrassing so I just went in and said 'whats the secret handshake' to break the ice. @Domino replied with ... lol
    YOU FOOL! it's no longer a secret!

    Edited for national security - plexer
    Last edited by plexer; 4th February 2013 at 11:01 AM. Reason: Edited for national security

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