During the SharePoint 2010 conference I had the distinct honor of personally meeting and having photos taken with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Wow! I am still amazed. Here’s the story. Emily and I planned a reception for Saturday October 24. I later learned of the conference and dates. Since we were going to be in Las Vegas the week before it was fate … we had to get married by Elvis at the Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel. So we did. When word of our plans got around Twitter and to the conference organizers they arranged for us to have a special backstage photo op after the opening keynote speech Monday October 19th. We were even mentioned in the press in a Computer World article titled “SharePoint guru adds wedding, Elvis into conference schedule”. I did a Google News search on my name and Steve Ballmer and got this one hit. Never thought that would happen.
Really cool things that happened this week:
- SharePoint 2010 was released
- We met Steve Ballmer
- Emily and I got married
- … by Elvis
- I met many new Twitter friends in person
- I saw many old friends again
- Our room was upgraded to a top floor honeymoon suite with flowers, chocolate, and champagne (awesome!)
- Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 were released
I’ve only been married for three days but can easily say it’s the coolest thing I’ve ever done.
Woohoo!!! I’ll never forget this week. For all you single extra geeky Twitter-tee wearing dudes out there I highly recommend finding an amazing, caring, fun woman to spend your life with and then climbing up on the roof top to shout it out. Other geeks are very supportive, encouraging, and just downright fun when it comes to helping you celebrate. The whole trip feels like a dream and was so much better than anything I could have imagined.