"We ran from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on one of the busiest Saturdays of the year in Auckland, with an attendance of 30+ people and not a single dropout throughout the day. We even had a participant from Christchurch brave the Adele spike in airfares to attend. Everyone was interested in the presentations and tried the labs with real enthusiasm either individually or in groups. It was interesting to see a group of people congregating around the same computer discussing, bouncing ideas, and thinking how to apply the knowledge on their own environment while doing the labs – exactly the outcome you want to see!
The other great thing was the community spirit on display. Consultants from three different companies donned Global Integration Bootcamp t-shirts for the day – dubbed “The White Shirts” - to work together as a single team and support the participants. And that effort was multiplied many times over when you consider the global nature of the event."
"Thanks to our time zone, we were the first to get under way here in Auckland, and were able to provide feedback on the lab activities before other centres got under way. And one thing I’m especially proud of, we dominated the global Twitter traffic on the GIB2017 hashtag: #GIB2017 – thanks to Eldert for showing this in his account of the day."
Here’s a collection of tweets that gives a flavour of the day in all its diversity, curated by @WSilveiraNZ: