A New Way to Onboard

In this post, Scott Lester looks at Cisco’s OpenRoaming initiative as a way to make faster handoffs from LTE to public Wi-Fi without dropping called. Scott got to see an in depth presentation on this at Mobility Field Day, and get’s into the technical details in this post.

Welcoming netAlly

Many a Field Day event feature the mysterious Secret Company prior to the actual event. For Mobility Field Day, the Secret Company turned out to be netAlly, which was spun out of the network tooling division of Netscout. In this post Scott Lester introduces the new company, which combines a familiar management team with a strong product portfolio and history.

Dreams, Hopes and Expectations on the Way to MFD4

Manon Lessard is at Mobility Field Day this week, her first time participating in the event as a delegate. In this post, she runs down how she got introduced to the Field Day events and community. It started by listening to the Packet Pushers podcast, and proceeded down a rabbit hole of blogs and other IT content. She runs down the presenters and technology she’s looking forward to seeing at the event. We can’t wait to hear her thoughts after she drinks from the Mobility Field Day fire hose!

Say Hello to NetAlly- A New Old Friend

The secret company is one of the most anticipated parts of a future Field Day event. Mobility Field Day was no exception. But now the cat is out of the bag, and we know that the newly spun off NetAlly will be a presenter. Lee Badman looks at what this new, more focused, company with an extensive analysis and tools portfolio might present.

Meet Field Day Delegate – Jennifer (“JJ”) Minella

Mobility Field Day has a lot of new faces around the delegate table, including Jennifer Minella. We got to know her a little better in this interview before the event. Be sure to check it out and look for JJ on the event live stream!

Meet the #MFD4 Delegates: Haydn Andrews

In between designing networks for the Australian Army, the Northern Territory government, universities and retailers, Haydn Andrews made time to come out as a delegate for Mobility Field Day. This interview with Aruba digs into his background, how the industry can encourage more people to get into STEM, and how the advent of 5G will impact mobility.

Meet Field Day Delegate – Timothy Dennehy

Tim Dennehy is a first time delegate for Mobility Field Day, so we decided to get to know him a little better. In this interview, we found out how high school typing class got him into programming, and from there into the Navy and IT. He has a lot of great perspective over his career, and we can’t wait to hear that insight during the Mobility Field Day presentations.

Meet Field Day Delegate – François Vergès

The team at Gestalt IT decided to interview a first time delegate at Mobility Field Day, François Vergès. They discussed how he got into tech and IT, what was his first computer, and what are the current biggest challenges in IT.

Meet Field Day Delegate – Haydn Andrews

It’s always important to get new voices and faces around the table for our delegates at Field Day events. This year at Mobility Field Day, we have a number of new people attending, including Haydn Andrews. In this interview with Gestalt IT, they dig into his background and IT outlook to better inform where he’s coming from during the company presentations.

The Contention Window: S1E12 : TechFieldDay – Mobility Field Day 4 Preview

This episode of the Contention Window sees hosts Scott Lester and Tauni Odia talking with Mobility Field Day organizer Tom Hollingsworth and Tech Field Day founder Stephen Foskett. They’re talking about the upcoming Mobility Field Day event and the overall background of the event series.

Mobility Field Day 4 – Here I Come

In this post, Haydn Andrews give a preview of what he’s looking forward to at Mobility Field Day this week. He wrote the post just before hopping on a plane for a 15 hour ride across the ocean, so we hope he gets a lot out of it. Be sure to tune into the live stream to watch along with Haydn during the entire event.

Meet the #MFD4 Delegates: Tim Dennehy

Tim Dennehy is heading out to Mobility Field Day this week, his first event around the delegate table. In this interview with Aruba, he discusses why he loves wireless, how to encourage people to get into STEM, and how he ended up being selected as a Field Day delegate.

Another Mobility Field Day Is Here. Is It Anything to Get Excited About?

You can always count on Drew Lentz for two things: deep insight into the wireless space and a strong GIF game. He delivers both in this post, looking at what he’s expecting from Mobility Field Day. The key for Drew is to keep the focus on new technology, rather than talking about big announcements from last year. He’s also interested in who the mystery company will be! Be sure to watch along on the live stream to see for yourself.

Meet the #MFD4 Delegates: Dave Benham

Aruba published an interview with first time Mobility Field Day delegate Dave Benham. They discuss how he went from a ham radio operator at age eight to being to working in IT, what role 5G will have as a possible Wi-Fi replacement, and where AI fits into the greater IT picture.

Meet the #MFD4 Delegates: Jennifer Minella

Jennifer Minella is one of the new faces around the delegate table for Mobility Field Day. Aruba decided to interview her to get a little background before they present to her this week. Be sure to check it out for some of her IT background.

Meet Field Day Delegate – Manon (“Mae”) Lessard

Mae Lessard is coming to Mobility Field Day next week, so we decided to get to know her a little better. In this Meet the Delegates interview, we asked her how she got into IT, what she does in her free time, where she sees the industry heading, and more.

What I Hope I Don’t Hear at Mobility Field Day 4

When it comes to wireless and mobility, Lee Badman knowns the landscape pretty well. He’s definitely excited to get the latest updates at Mobility Field Day next week. The event has a good mix of industry stalwarts, exciting startups, and community favorites. But in this piece, he considers what he doesn’t want to hear at the event. From AI overload to dashboard fever, Lee outlines some of the hype that he hopes doesn’t drown out the great technical content.

Clear Your Calendar..MFD4 Is Almost Here!

Scott Lester is excited to return to Mobility Field Day next week. He’s particularly glad to see Metageek returning as a presenter for the event. They’ve been away for several years, so there are sure to be lots of interesting updates. In this post, Scott runs down the other presenters at the event, from Aruba Networks, to Fortinet, and Juniper Networks’ Mist. And of course the tantilizing promise of a Field Day classic “Secret Company”. Be sure to follow along on the live stream to see who will be presenting!