While I was in Vegas recently for the ILTA conference, I decided that would be a good chance to take the new camera for a spin. Of course, with the conference going on all day, my only opportunity to get out of the hotel was in the evening. I will say, that I was very impressed with the clarity of the images captured in lower light (Let’s face it, the Vegas Strip is never exactly a “low light” situation) even without a tripod. I definitely see a difference from the D50 in that regard, not sure if it’s better stabilization or the increase in megapixels in the newer model, but I feel like these images came out pretty well given the situation. Shooting at night, even in a place as bright as Vegas, without a tripod is always a bit of a gamble, but I’m happy with what I was able to get during a short walk.ILTA
Back when I used to attend ILTA as a member, I always struggled to figure out what sessions to go to an what one’s I would miss. It was often a tough choice. Now, as someone working for a vendor, there are typically only one or two sessions I even manage to find the time to get to
That’s why I’m making a note here for myself, and others, to take a quick look at the recorded sessions page. It’s not the same as being there for the session as it happens, but when you can’t be there getting the information is better than nothing!Tags: ILTA
Yes it’s true, after last year’s new experience of attending the annual ILTA Conference as a vendor as opposed to an attendee, I’ll be repeating that this year. I expect it to be similar to last year, there won’t be as many opportunities to socialize with my old contacts and attendees, because I’ll be trying to support AccessData’s efforts more than attend sessions. Still, I hope some of you who I haven’t had the chance to see since last year will take a moment to stop by and say hello! I will definitely be at our booth on Monday evening Aug 19th, for the opening of the vendor hall, and should be spending much of my time in our demo room (Messina) on Tuesday and Wednesday.
So come on by and catch up, ok? And if you want a demo of Summation 5.0 or AD eDiscovery 5.0, I’ll be glad to do that for you too, but I won’t force it on you. Promise…
Of course, if you want to try and meetup elsewhere let me know and I’ll get you a way to get in touch with me at the show.Tags: AccessData, eDiscovery, ILTA, Summation
Jared Coseglia, who knows a thing or two about Legal IT careers as a recruiter, has written an great article for the latest issue of ILTA’s Peer to Peer magazine, entitled Starting and Sustaining a Career As A Legal IT Professional
In it Jared doles out some advice on many things, and I highly recommend you check out the whole thing, but if you’re rushed for time this holiday season, go ahead and bookmark it to read later, and check out the Top 7 Takeaways:
- Technology evolves rapidly, and so must you.
- Specialization increases value.
- Always reinvest in yourself.
- Relationships are what make pathways to success available.
- Credibility, accuracy and diplomacy are key qualities for team players.
- Relocation is an option.
- Career visibility can increase career mobility.
Full disclosure – I’ve known Jared for a few years now and consider him and the folks who work with him not just a top-notch recruiting firm, but also as friends. We first met at the ILTA conference when he attended a panel session I was part of and he came up and introduced himself. His company then recruited me to relocate to South Carolina to work for a firm, before I eventually was recruited away from there by my current boss, who I had also met and known for a few years before going to work for her. Given that story, you can see how much I agree with Jared when he talks about the importance of relationships, investing the time and energy to keep learning, and being visible. I wouldn’t be where I am today without those things.Tags: Career, ILTA, South Carolina
Interestingly, I ran into a reader of the blog in one of our sessions last week at the ILTA 2012 Annual Conference. We briefly talked about the reasons behind my not writing about Litigation Support and eDiscovery, the biggest being the fact that I work for a vendor now, and am not exactly unbiased.
So, since this was my first time at ILTA as a vendor, I talked just before going about what a different experience it would be, and it definitely was, including that conversation. One of the ways it was different was my inability to really get to many sessions, and also my inability to really tweet and/or blog about those sessions. Unlike being an attendee, being part of the support team for a vendor means a lot more working behind the scenes, a lot more talking with our clients, and just generally a lot more time spent outside the social sphere that you get when you’re a paid attendee. Simply put, we don’t get invited to all the parties, but we have our own party to be concerned with. That’s a big difference when you stop to think about it, and I think it sums up the week nicely.
Of course, I couldn’t resist the urge to mark down some thoughts on the conference, and on what I learned from talking to folks through the week. Like all my ediscovery blogging though, that post can now be found over at AccessData’s eDiscovery Insight Blog. Check it out, and let me know your thoughts on the growing power of ediscovery software and the need for continued training. Are we truly entering a new phase, or just expanding on the phase started years ago?Tags: AccessData, Blogging, eDiscovery, ILTA, Litigation Support, Training