CTIA is a huge wireless show held twice per year. I went down to LA this week to speak on a panel, and have various meetings throughout the show. This also gave me a few extra minutes to walk around the show floor, and with my new SD700, I snapped a few pix as I roamed. Haha, get it? roamed? no? you know, like cell phones roam? okay, I’ll stick to my day job.
These first few pictures show a bit of the meanderings around the Los Angeles convention center. You never know what you might find, including Michael Ducker from TreoCentral!
Tony Hawk was there with a makeshift skate park, where he and some others were showing off stunts to wow the crowd. And trust me, at a cell phone conference, grownups who can get on a skateboard is crowd-wowing. Tony’s digital media empire recently expanded to include Dissent, with ringtones and other uh, stuff.
The lighter side of tradeshows includes the multitudes of company-sponsored parties which occur throughout the evening. I went to two, one for GOTV, the other was hosted by Disney Mobile. While the GOTV party (conveniently located in the Hotel Figueroa, where I was staying) had a DJ and some talented drummers, but was definitely trumped by the Disney gig. At Disney we saw Warren Moon, Marlon Wayans, and other people who clearly didn’t look like they typically attended conferences where 3G and other techspeak is involved…