Re: Backstage pass
@Sue. it's been impressive to watch the teams from various vendors come together with the InteropNet Team Leads (some from vendors, some consultants, and some from universities or government agencies) to build this networks.
While there have been some hiccups (including an early wireless LAN issue that was rather painfully detailed in last Tuesday's Hot Stage Diaries radio show), they've all been technical rather than inter-personal. I think one of the most impressive things about the entire process is the degree to which people check their egos at the door and pitch in to do what's necessary to make the network happen.
When you see the chief solutions architect from one of the larger systems integration firms racking servers, you know that things are different in the warehouse!