Jan 29, 2021 at 13:55 PM
Matthew Arp asked:
Maybe I never got the memo, but what exactly is DAC supposed to be? Is it a place we come to watch talking heads spout about the cloud and how we need to accelerate our decisions as a company to be successful? Is it a place that Dynamic Communities just wanted to throw all of the UGs onto a single experience so we can all synergize? I can't honestly believe that DC thinks that this stands as a replacement for end-user to end-user engagement, which I would argue is what people came to the UGs for. Not to listen to endless sales pitches from ISVs, or 'technology gurus' regurgitate the latest mantra passed down from corporate PR. I generally enjoyed (GPUG) but watching it morph into whatever this is is truly disheartening.
Jan 29, 2021 at 17:14 PM
Marc Delozier answered:
I feel the same way (DSLUG)....and I was honestly curious to see Daisy's response to you as a DC representative, which it appears she commented on, but the website appears too broken to see it....
Jan 29, 2021 at 22:02 PM
John Siefert answered:
Hello Matthew, the GPUG site is up and running, and you are welcome to continue using that platform. As you know, members of our team (including myself) have reached out to you. On the point of endless pitches from ISV Partners, I am not sure where you are finding this. If you are referring to the "binge" event we hosted, there are three sessions there that include customer case-studies (part of the requirement to be a sponsor of that program as an ISV Partner) from our partners sponsoring the event--however the point of these was to literally not be a pitch and speak from the context of the customer. Regarding talking heads, I am not sure if you are referring to the same event, but it featured leaders from the community sharing stories of the transformations their businesses are managing through. And the "tech guru" that was featured is Bob Evans, who has been reporting on the business technology industry and currently runs Cloud Wars media--and no one was regurgitating press releases. The UG environments can be found here as we continue to migrate from the older sites, but we have purposely left the old sites on so that everyone can continue to engage there if that is what they prefer.