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I work full time as a Midrange Delivery Manager in Information Technology services at American Airlines. I am taking a class this semester at Harvard Extension School. The class is Web Development Using XML with Prof. Heitmeyer. It has been a great experience so far. I had not been to Cambridge prior to this weekend but have wanted to visit for many years. I learned of the Cyberposium at Harvard Business School and decided to see what it was about. It was a wonderful event. I met many MBA candidates from HBS as well as Wharton, Sloan, University of Chicago and Babson. The keynotes were very nice. The panel discussions were excellent. I flew back to Dallas via O’hare at the end of the event.  I was reflecting on the experience during my 45 minute drive back from the airport and realized what a great value this Saturday event had been. I have been to several IT conferences during my career and they generally cost a few thousand dollars depending on the number of days of the event. The presentations are usually high level and not satisfying. You are lucky to learn one new thing. The Cyberposium was different. The full rate was $60 and a student could attend for $30. But the amount of knowledge gained was much greater than most conferences I attend. I attended panel discussions on New Applications, Cloud Computing and VC Funding. I look forward to next year’s event already.

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