• BETT 2013 'Thank You'

    At last, once more, for us BETT is finally over (we only go home on Sunday) and now it’s time to thank the myriad of people, companies and organisations who have helped, amused, fed and made us all at EduGeek smile and feel wanted throughout this year’s BETT period.
    So, let’s begin, and in no particular order:

    • Smoothwall – For being our gracious hosts and allowing us to share their stand. As always, a pleasure
    • The EduGeek stand staff - @Soulfish, @Domino, @robk, @john, @GrumbleDook, @TheScarfedOne, @Ric_. Without your help Shaun and I would be knee deep in pizza and visitors
    • Tim Bush @Microsoft UK Education – For organising the loan of the Dell W8 Tablet for us. We were very impressed and it came in quite handy
    • Stone Computers – Thanks for the quick loan of the netbook. It made our interactive map slightly less laggy than the one we brought with us!
    • Anders – Great to see you again and welcome to the dark side!
    • Nick @Joskos for the Subway rolls just when we needed feeding. Cheers
    • Phong, and the other night staff at the Travelodge Greenwich for keeping the ‘interesting’ people out
    • Will @Education Support Professionals for inviting us to his party. Doochers!
    • @elsiegee40, @witch – For EduHobnobs and Jaffa Cakes aplenty
    • ICT Direct for their home made touch table. Easily the coolest thing in the show to my mind
    • Luke @Millgate – Sorry I missed you, but the vast quantities of crisps, Doritos and sweeties came in handy
    • @Otter – Anyone who travels 8000 miles just to drop off some Cadburys Buttons deserves a special mention
    • Seeing Ken Royal come to the stand at his first ever visit to BETT. As ever he was kind generous and in demand. I hope this is his first of many BETT shows
    • Alan @VeryPC for coming all that way to see us and losing not just his marbles!
    • All of the people who came by the stand simply to say ‘Thank you’. It was very humbling to see so many of you
    • All of our forum sponsors who were at the show, many of whom we got to meet in the flesh for the first time
    • Awesome Merchandise and Digital ID for producing our freebies and lanyards at very short notice and delivering them on time
    • @X-13 For having the most amusing BETT visitor badge text. GlaDOS Wrangler indeed!
    • The Docklands Light Railway for getting us the 7-8 miles from our hotel to ExCel in half the time it takes us to do the mile and a half from our usual hotel in Kensington to Olympia by taxi. Although you don’t have to smell other peoples armpits in a taxi
    • Red Bull and Tropicana. You know what for



    And last but by no means least. Everyone who came to see us and say hi, or gave us a wave in passing. It was an awesome show made all the better for seeing you all, and we must apologise for the lack of webcam for those of you that couldn't make it. We had it up and running at the stand, but unfortunately the firewall at ExCel is set a little on the strict side so we couldn't deliver the images securely to our server.
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. elsiegee40's Avatar
      elsiegee40 -
      I must admit it was one of the best BETTs I've been too. Thank you edugeek
    1. FN-GM's Avatar
      FN-GM -
      @Dos_Box i dropped by a few times to say hi but you wasn't about
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
      @Dos_Box i dropped by a few times to say hi but you wasn't about
      It's rather sad that the days of us just hanging around the stand and getting up to mischief are, for the most part I must add, gone. I spent more time away from the stand meeting people than I did on it, and given the size of Excel I was certainly clocking up the mileage each day!
    1. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
      TheScarfedOne -
      Thanks for everything admins, staff, members and suppliers. You help make BETT what it is. A great event, tiring as always; but great to put some more names to faces.
    1. witch's Avatar
      witch -
      I loved it
      I always love it
      Thanks to all
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Thank you to all those who visited and said hello to us its great to meet many of our members in person and thanks to the Admins and others involved in the stand and sponsors for getting us to BETT it is a privileged to be able to help out and I do enjoy the week even if each year I seem to come back with the BETT Lurgey (Currently consuming Lemsips, Strepsils and Sinex as if they are going out of production!) I know @robk is also suffering as was @GrumbleDook during the show
    1. Little-Miss's Avatar
      Little-Miss -
      it was alright.........
    1. robk's Avatar
      robk -
      Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
      Thank you to all those who visited and said hello to us its great to meet many of our members in person and thanks to the Admins and others involved in the stand and sponsors for getting us to BETT it is a privileged to be able to help out and I do enjoy the week even if each year I seem to come back with the BETT Lurgey (Currently consuming Lemsips, Strepsils and Sinex as if they are going out of production!) I know @robk is also suffering as was @GrumbleDook during the show
      Yep, keeping Boots in business at the moment.

      Wouldnt miss BETT for the world though!
    1. north-ict's Avatar
      north-ict -
      It is actually something that I look forwarded to seeing at BETT that the 'geek club' is there and for all the time and effort you guys put in its worth it. It is nice for people that could not attend to see some of the stuff via articles and videos which were made available on the site.

      So thanks to all of you that set up and made it happen.
    1. X-13's Avatar
      X-13 -
      Attachment 17121

      ^ My reaction to seeing I got a thanks. [Ok... not quite that. But I was pleasantly surprised.]


      I think I may have to start thinking of my next "Job Title".
    1. Domino's Avatar
      Domino -
      Also @ICTDirect_Dave for providing Domino with Pro Plus and Chomp bars.

      ...thereby saving the lives of all in attendance
    1. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
      ICTDirect_Dave -
      Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
      Also @ICTDirect_Dave for providing Domino with Pro Plus and Chomp bars.

      ...thereby saving the lives of all in attendance
      It's a dirty Job, but someone's gotta keep you on your caffiene buzz! (I dread to think what would happen if you ever come down)

      Thanks to everybody who came to see us, thanks to the help we got from you Edugeek chaps when John and I wanted to escapse for a bit. Thanks for Daily Pizza-O-Clock, Google's Jelly Beans & for sharing my whiskey with me
    1. X-13's Avatar
      X-13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
      Also @ICTDirect_Dave for providing Domino with Pro Plus and Chomp bars.

      ...thereby saving the lives of all in attendance
      Pro Plus, Red Bull AND Coffee... Did you gain the ability to vibrate through solid objects?

      Le EDIT: Bloody double content... I think it happens when someone posts at the same time you do. [Or just before.]
    1. Dos_Box's Avatar
      Dos_Box -
      Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
      @Dos_Box i dropped by a few times to say hi but you wasn't about
      If it's any consolation, even I didn't get to see me last week!
    1. Little-Miss's Avatar
      Little-Miss -
      I saw him fleetingly, so can confirm he was actually there!
    1. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
      ICTDirect_Dave -
      I saw him drink a beer! So I can confirm he actually had five minutes where he wasn't even working (well not really)
    1. GrumbleDook's Avatar
      GrumbleDook -
      I have to give a massive thank you to @Domino ... without him the tiger would be a faint memory instead of the annoying person who likes to make presenters corpse on the Microsoft / Google / LearnLive stands.
    1. X-13's Avatar
      X-13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
      the annoying person who likes to make presenters corpse on the Microsoft / Google / LearnLive stands.
      Tell me you have a video of this?
    1. GrumbleDook's Avatar
      GrumbleDook -
      Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
      Tell me you have a video of this?
      Only a few sarcastic tweets.
    1. Otter's Avatar
      Otter -
      Haha glad you liked it. Next year if I make it - assuming the Dreamliner isn't falling out of the sky (but that's a different story all together) - I'll bring something with a bit more thought behind it in the chocolate department.
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