05-21-2014 08:24 AM
Any idea if/when the Rainmaker event will take place this year? I just flipped and have been waiting to qualify to attend.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
05-21-2014 08:29 AM
Hi @FastBoat19, congrats on becoming a rainmaker. My understanding is that the vegas event, now called ConnectCon will be in late September. You will have plenty of time to register to attend once registration opens.
05-21-2014 09:28 AM
Congratulations on the new status FastBoat! Yep - Vegas will be here before we know it! The dates are September 23rd - 25th (Tuesday - Thursday). Right now registration is set to open on June 5th. FYI, most of the news related to the event will probably be updated in the News & Events section - http://community.data.com/t5/Events/bd-p/Events - of the Community Corner rather than the Support section. Looking forward to seeing you in Vegas!
05-28-2014 07:06 AM
Good morning everyone. I'm curious about the Rainmaker status and what comes with it. I just hit the status as well and I'm curious as to what to expect. Also, regarding the event in Las Vegas, what would someone get from going there as far as networking or career boosting experience; or is it just a party? Sorry for raising the noob flag, but I would like to know Thanks for your time.
05-28-2014 09:16 AM
@leadsearch79 Rainmakers used to get a polo shirt - don't know if they still do - and peer recognition. Let me be the first to congratulate you and to thank you for your contributions to the database.
The rainmaker event is a party but, much more than that, is an opportunity to meet with the developers of Connect and to give your input, to network with other memebrs of the community, to attend seminars on everything from best practices in using the platform to how to overcome objections when cold calling. It is also valuable in picking up the tip and tricks from veteran users in a casual one-on-one situation to allow you to make the most of this powerful tool.
05-28-2014 09:19 AM
Thank you very much for that information KindDate! I think the networking would be great, as I'm looking to gauge other opportunities and could use some solid contacts in that regard. I appreciate you taking the time to share your input with me, have a great day!
05-28-2014 10:28 AM
Hi leadsearch79, firstly congrats on becoming a Rainmaker! This years event will be a bit different than previous years. Like Grantbit said, it is a great opportunity to network, but it's much more than that. This year's focus will be more on thought leadership. We will have various breakout sessions led by industry experts as well as product and marketing teams. We've secured some great speakers this year. You will get a lot of key takeaways from this event which can help you do business better! Of course we are keeping some of the old traditions as well, there will be time to unwind and have fun. Stay tuned for more details!
05-28-2014 12:17 PM
I guess if I'm going to be quoted, I should chime in first...
Check out this blog post from last year's event. It's a good summation of what to expect.