I head to Downtown Raleigh today to kick off the NCTIES conference. Well, actually today is pre-conference sessions and meetings, but I will head to Raleigh nonetheless. This conference has definitely changed over the years. From its initial ‘smaller’ style when competing with the Fall NCETC conference to becoming the only technology conference in our state, we have seen the good, bad, and probably not much ugly. Nice to have had it in Raleigh the past couple years. Makes travel much easier!
Through the years, we have seen quite a variety of things from this conference. I presented in the past on Linux and open source, as have many others. Now, though, it’s dominated by iPads. Not too much Android, but a little. More and more gaming sessions as well as focus on the Common Core. This year too the conference organizers decided to get away from the printed schedule and just offer a downloadable pdf or an iOS or Android App. Pretty excited about that for a change.