My Day Job

As many of you know I am an Accounting Manager for a large health system in the Midwest.  For most of my career I have specialized in the accounting system side of finance which means I maintain and support the software that the accountants at my company use to do their job.  This past week I attended a convention in Denver for the software I currently support called Lawson.  The convention was called Inforum 2012 because the parent company of Lawson is a large software company called Infor.

I stayed at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver,

which was just steps away from the Convention Center where the conference was held.

I asked several local people what the significance of the Blue Bear was and not one of them could tell me.  The only other thing I got to see of Denver was the view outside of my hotel room.

Infor is an official sponsor of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One race car team which is a perfect fit since part of Infor’s new corporate philosophy is “Engineered for Speed.”  A Formula One car was on site for viewing….not sure why anyone would actually sit in this tiny piece of metal and drive 200 mph.

It was a really busy few days, I attended 3 general sessions, 12 smaller educational sessions, 3 hands-on academies and met one-on-one with three consulting companies.  I was in information overload most of the time.

Before I left, I debated if I should take my Canon 7D camera or just the small Nikon point and shoot.  I absolutely love my Canon, but the thought of lugging that heavy camera along with the zoom lenses made me decide to leave it behind. Boy was I sorry.

The highlight of the convention was Customer Appreciation Night where we were entertained by the grammy-award winning group Train.  Since there were only 6000 people at the convention, the concert was a relatively up close and personal experience.  I was literally groaning over the pictures I could have taken with my fast zoom lens.  Instead I had to settle for these point and shoot photos.

Every book I have read and every class I have taken in photography has said the best way to become a good photographer is to have your camera with you at ALL times.  Guess I need to start pumping the weights because I do not plan on being caught without the Canon again!

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