The Hard Rock's theme meant guitars everywhere. Literally propped up on some of the food serving tables.
Tintri's outside speakers this year were a little different. We had a performance by Butterscotch (a beatboxer) and talks by Vancouver social entrepreneur Mark Brand and filmmaker Nirvan Mullick, of "Caine's Arcade" fame. We participated in a Cardboard Challenge where we made games out of cardboard (and other items, like leftover party favors from the previous night.) You can see my team's two-person maze in action here: https://goo.gl/photos/Z66EprrvTFrugjfA8
Mark Brand made us all promise to leave the world better than we found it. The only other thing I can clearly remember from his speech, unfortunately, is that people keep wanting to show up and cook food for the homeless despite not actually knowing how to cook. I think he also had a few anecdotes about testing one's assumptions, and about not becoming a reality TV star.
Hard Rock has three poker tables which are often empty. They have a nightly 8pm $70 poker tournament that usually doesn't run. But the Tintri federal team showed up en masse so we had a fun time losing to one of the Tintri sales engineers. (A few other tourists showed up as alternates, and one of them chopped with Ronnie.) I busted in fourth after hitting an ace out of position against a set.
Tintri had a good year and there is encouraging news for the year to come. We won a partner award from CDW and they hope to expand their Tintri business, which is potentially very big. I harangued the Central region sales team to make more use of me--- last year I visited Wisconsin and Seattle, and had calls with customers in Chicago and Florida, but didn't meet any Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, or Missouri customers.