CUGC XL: Texas 2020 Recap

By Scott Banewski posted 03-23-2020 12:13 PM

  
Texas XL 2020 - Leaders


On February 26, the Austin, Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth CUGC groups came together for the first CUGC XL event of 2020 at Space Center Houston. It was a great day in an epic location, packed with learning and networking, as CUGC members from around Texas gathered together to hear from five awesome speakers:

Steve Greenberg Texas XL 2020

"EUC Choose Your Own Adventure"
Steve Greenberg, CTP Fellow

This was an open-ended discussion driven by choices from the audience. The way questions were asked and answered made it feel as if it was truly a community of users.


Jason Samuel Texas XL 2020

"Driving Modern Passwordless Authentication with Citrix Workspace and Microsoft Azure Active Directory"
Jason Samuel, CTP and Houston CUGC Leader

This was very interesting and indeed, it is the future. Even afterward, the questions kept coming!


Nick Rintalan Texas XL 2020
"LTSR vs. CR...The Great Debate Continues!"
Nick Rintalan, Citrix

It was surprising to me, how close the percentage of support cases for LTSR vs. CR were!


Ron Oglesby Texas XL 2020

"Performance Analytics"
Ron Oglesby, Citrix

According to Citrix SE Kevin Scott, "Ron is always entertaining and very smart. He knows how to grab the audience attention." Judging by the interaction around the room, I'd definitely agree.


Patrick Coble Texas XL 2020

"Privileged Account Management 101"
Patrick Coble, CTP
 
"Learning about the website dehashed.com" was Austin CUGC leader Jason Willis' favorite tip of the day.


Texas XL 2020 Collage
We finished off the day with roundtable discussions and happy hour, where the conversations kept going. Asked what was his most memorable part of the day, Jason Samuel said, "ALL OF IT! We had a Space Shuttle next to us! The content was great and talking with groups of people during the roundtables was probably my favorite part." For my part, I really enjoyed the venue and the food, and talking with people from other local groups.

But what did the attendees think? From the surveys and activity on Twitter, it seems they had a great time, and enjoyed the content and networking:

"Amazing venue. It is the most epic and historical location CUGC has ever had!"

"Awesome mix of so much knowledge. From high level trends but tons of practical technical of information."

"This CUGC XL was a very good investment of our time. The top 5 speakers were awesome, and very entertaining. The information shared was priceless! Thanks for hosting/delivering this very important event."

"Great networking experience and knowledge transfer."

"Good crowd, great content, balance from vendors."




And of course, we couldn't have pulled any of this off without the support of our awesome sponsors! Big thanks to Citrix, 10Zig, ControlUp, Conversant Group, IGEL, Liquidware, Numecent and Nutanix!

CUGC XL: Texas 2020


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