I just got back from San Diego for the Data Governance and Information Quality (DGIQ) conference. It was a fantastic time full of both brain-filling lectures and beatiful weather. I didn’t get too much time to wander around (the conference was from 8-5:30 every day), but I did snap off a good number of photos as we walked back and forth to dinner or the conference itself.
I don’t feel like writing a long-hand post, so I’ll just jot down a couple of things to note/remember:
- I really need to bring or otherwise buy some sunscreen. Even though we were inside for most of the day, some lunches were outside. I ended up with a nice tan, but things could have turned for the worse.
- The tex-mex food is world class. Having a live mariachi band was awesome!
- Never count on good food being present at conferences. Awful food was abundant, and I could have done a better job at bringing some fruit in my backpack.
- It is really cool to see everyone moving around on skateboards and bikes. Bike lanes were everywhere and pretty wide, so that was the preferred commuting method for the locals. I wish it were more flat here in NoVa for skating.
- Over and over we were drilled with the fact that executive sponsorship of a DG program is vital. Got it!
- I was happy to find that our method of data matching is similar to those employed elsewhere. Our architecture was an almost exact fit too, which gives me a great sense of comfort that we didn’t end up going in a totally wrong direction.
- We really need to use a metadata repository. It would help out a lot of different things.
- Comraderie was great. I went with three great people and they made the experience much better than going alone. Thanks ladies!
Anyway, onto the pictures: