And finally, I thought it would be fitting to make a list of the people who helped to make Qonnections 2018 memorable for me, and say a few words about why that was the case. However, it became such a long list, that I quickly ditched the ‘why’ part – suffice to say, if you made my list, you made my visit! As always, there are few exceptions of note, the reasons for which I will make perfectly obvious! This list contains all kinds of people – friends, analysts, Qlik employees, partners, customers, sponsors, exhibitors, Qlik Luminaries and more. For me, it simply confirms the breadth, depth and quality of the community, that I was able to interact with so many people in such a short space of time.
|Adam Mayer||Alejandro Martinez||Andrew McIlwrick|
|Andrew Quirin||Axel Goris||Barry Harmsen|
|Brian Booden||Cari Caprio||Carolin Borchert|
|Cindi Howson||Dalton Ruer||Daniel Nysch|
|David Bolton||Deepak Vadithala||Donald Farmer|
|Donna Edwards||Doug Henschen||Erica Whalley|
|George Beaton||Gillian Farquhar||Grady Ban|
|Guy Meintjes||Göran Sander||Harald Weiß|
|Jacob Cleveland||Jason Michaelides||Jeannine Boot|
|John Myers||Jonathan Goldberg||Julian Villafuerte|
|Karl Pover||Kelly Hall||Kelsey Fautsch|
|Konrad Mattheis||Martin Mahler||Matthieu Burel|
|Michael Laverick||Mika Ahtinen||Mike Capone|
|Mike Cawthorn||Mike Ellis||Mike Muglia|
|Niall Gallacher||Nick Murdock||Nick Webster|
|Rachael Selman||Ralf Becher||Richard Pearce|
|Rob Wunderlich||Robert Fleming||Sean Bruton|
|Speros Kokenes||Stephen Redmond||Torben Seebach|
Thank you all – it would not have been the same without you!
Now to the exceptions, those who deserve a special mention…
Firstly, thanks to Jeannine Boot, Jonathan Goldberg, Jacob Cleveland, Nick Murdock, David Bolton and Robert Fleming for their involvement in the range of additional media activities I was a part of – it made for a busy few days, but I’d do it all again, in a heartbeat!
Secondly, thanks to Niall Gallacher for his hosting of both of our sessions, and for his ongoing support and encouragement, from one Qonnections to the next, and in between too. Let’s keep this up for next year!
Thank you also, to Gillian Farquhar and Viktoria Lindback for all you do throughout the year to make the Qlik Luminary programme so rewarding for us. You deserve a bigger thank you, for running the Fanatics Bar and taking excellent care of us at Qonnections. And, of course, a massive THANK YOU! not just from myself and the Toolkit Team, but from Steven Whyte and everyone else at Webhelp, for making Stephanie Crooks’ 30th Birthday so very memorable – during the Qlik Luminary event, no less! It was, quite literally, the cherry on the icing on the cake!
On that note, it is fitting that my final special thank you, is to my Buddy – Stephanie Crooks. Steph is an amazing teammate, a talented developer and a fellow Qlik Luminary. Her friendship, enthusiasm, sense of humour and willingness to get involved in all manner of Qonnections activities make her my perfect Buddy. This was our second Qonnections ‘together’, although we actually travelled separately on this occasion. I really hope that Steph will be up for making it ‘three in a row’ in Dallas, even if the slight change in dates means that she’ll already be 31!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on Qonnections 2018 – please do comment and let me know whether you found it interesting or even useful, and I look forward to seeing you in Dallas in 2019!
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