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May 5 / The Architect

Preview of my Citrix Synergy agenda, my session highlights & iCAL downloads

Citrix Synergy

If you’ve seen my Ultimate Synergy guide, or Synergy on a budget posts, you’ll know I’m a Citrix Synergy regular (and iForum before it became Synergy) so I though I’d share my planned agenda with you in advance. I’ll probably refer back to this myself to ensure I’m not missing a key session that I had planned to attend!

Synergy agenda iCAL downloads

I find the agenda functionality on the Synergy website is rather lacking (being polite!) as there is no way of dynamically synchronising your entire agenda to your own device or agenda that always pulls in your latest session choices. As such, I always produce a consolidated iCAL download of all the Synergy sessions I plan to attend. Last year I took this one step further and included ALL the available sessions in the agenda – and I’m doing it again this year and sharing them with you!

The above is how they import into your calendar.

I’ve split the downloads into the tracks they are labelled with. Note some sessions appear in more than one iCAL as they have  multiple tags. If you want the entire Synergy agenda, just download all of them. Please do still register for the sessions you plan on attending via the Synergy website or mobile app as the conference organisers use those registrations for room planning and sizing purposes. Also note my downloads are static and will not reflect last minute changes that get posted on the official website and mobile app.

Sessions by CTPs

Cloud track

Mobility Management Track

Networking track

Virtualisation track

Security track


My agenda

Saturday 21st

Arrive in Orlando. Check into hotel. Try and stay up as long as possible to shake off the jet lag. CTP drinks may assist here.

Sunday 22nd

All day CTP meetings
Evening Register for the conference & collect badge

 Monday 23rd

All day CTP meetings
4pm-6pm Help build Robots!

Tuesday 24th

7am – 8am Newcomers breakfast
9am – 11.30am Keynote
 Lunch SYN050: Lunch Table Tech Chats
 4pm – 4.45pm  SYN243 – Simplify application access with NetScaler Unified Gateway: tips from the field
6pm – 9pm Welcome reception
Move into my other hotel

 Wednesday 25th

9am – 10.30am General session
 AM Visit booths in the solutions expo hall
Lunch SYN050: Lunch Table Tech Chats
1.30pm-2.15pm SYN306 – Preventing possible PVS performance pain points
 PM Take a self-paced learning lab
4pm-5.30pm SYN020 – Simply Serve @ Synergy: speed mentoring with high school seniors
5.30pm – 7.30pm

Geekspeak Tonight!

Geekout gameshow with Brian Madden plus the Geek ovation awards (I’m a judge!) – submit your Geeky solution now!

Plus beer and snacks.

Evening Find a vendors party! (see my guide for a list)


Thursday 26th

 9am-10am Conference breakfast
10.00am – 11.15 am  Sit my free exam
 Lunch  SYN050: Lunch Table Tech Chats

Match.Geek (slot one fully booked)

Come and quiz me on my previous projects and experiences or working as a freelancer.

2.40pm – 3.10pm

Match.Geek (slot two available)

Come and quiz me on my previous projects and experiences or working as a freelancer. Book this slot via the Synergy website.

 3.20pm – 3.50pm

Match.Geek (slot three)

Come and quiz me on my previous projects and experiences or working as a freelancer. Book this slot via the Synergy website.

 7.30pm – 10.30pm Final night party at Freemont Street

Friday 27th

AM/PM Day one of E2E

Saturday 28th

AM Day two of E2E
 PM Fly Home


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