It’s that time of year again: SYNERGY and GEEK SPEAK LIVE!

  • Geek Speak Tonight! is on Wednesday, May 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the OCCC | West Concourse, Level IV, Valencia B/C. Enjoy happy hour complete with snacks and beverages while Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs), CTOs and other industry thought leaders engage in a lively discussion on compelling technical topics. As always, audience participation is strongly encouraged. (We provide beer. J )
  • Geek Speak Live! Track: This series of open, unfiltered sessions covering a variety of technical topics is held concurrently with regular Synergy breakout session tracks, giving attendees a chance to participate in in-depth technical discussions. These sessions are particularly fun because they are unfiltered and typically lead to great opportunities for audience participation. We need to hear from you to know if we are providing the right technical content, so please make sure to complete your session feedback form after attending each session.

There are a few things to know this year:

  1. Geek Speak Tonight! moved to Wednesday night. Don’t miss it! The format has been revised and covers a wide range of topics like: Internet of Things, Octoblu, Citrix User Group Community (CUGC), opportunities to share you geek expertise and more!
  2. Plan to attend SYN515: Geek Out Game Show with Brian Madden – if you’ve attended one of the BriForum events, you have probably attended this very popular game show. It’s a geek version of Jeopardy!
  3. There are 14 Geek Speak Live sessions this year. (Details, Twitter handles and links are in the table below.)
  4. Sessions led by CTPs (Citrix Technology Professionals) are also listed below; in italics.
  5. There is a ‘Meet the Geeks’ page just for us! A collection of great Synergy geekery captured in one page!  J


Tuesday, May 12 2:00pm – 2:45pm SYN502: I’ve got 99 problems, and folder redirection is every one of them Helge Klein, Aaron Parker, Shawn Bass
3:00pm – 3:45pm SYN503: Getting the most out of NetScaler Gateway Thorsten Rood, Anton van Pelt
4:00pm – 4:45pm SYN504: ShareFile Enterprise integration and field tips Jarian Gibson, Anton van Pelt
4:00pm – 4:45pm SYN417: StoreFront PowerShell documentation deep dive Sam Jacobs
5:00pm – 5:45pm SYN505: The anatomy of a high-performance, GPU-enabled virtual desktop Dane Young, Thomas Poppelgaard
Wednesday, May 13 11:00am – 11:45am SYN115: Healthcare: past, present and future Connie Barrera
11:00am – 11:45am SYN506: How to be successful with GPU virtualization v2.0 Thomas Poppelgaard, Remko Weijnen, Magnar Johnsen
1:30pm SYN507: The Citrix 7X experience Thomas Koetzing
2:30pm – 3:15pm SYN508: Manage it all with Citrix Lifecycle Management Andrew Wood, Jim Moyle
4:30pm – 5:15pm SYN510: What fits your Citrix XenMobile needs best? SaaS or on premises? Andrew Morgan, Conor Scolard
5:30pm – 7:30pm SYN501: Geek Speak Tonight! Joe Shonk, Steve Greenberg
Thursday, May 14 8:30am – 9:15am SYN511: Notes from the field: XenMobile deep dive and demo Thorsten Rood
9:30am – 10:15am SYN512: How to implement XenMobile 10: tips from the field Anton van Pelt
10:30am – 11:15am SYN513: Working with XenDesktop and HP Moonshot: field experience Carl Webster, Neil Spellings
11:30am – 12:15pm SYN514: Turn XenApp and XenDesktop into capacity on demand with Provisioning Services automation Paul Stansel, Shane O’Neill
2:30pm – 3:15pm SYN228: Getting more out of XenApp and XenDesktop monitoring services Jarian Gibson
3:30pm – 4:15PM SYN314: Lessons learned on the way to 50,000 users Paul Stansel
3:30pm – 4:15pm SYN315: Application layering for XenApp single Image management Douglas A. Brown
4:30pm – 5:15pm SYN515: Geek Out Game Show with Brian Madden Chris Rogers, Brian Madden