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SlideshowPhoto Gallery: The Big Telecom Event Does the Loco-Motion
Mitch Wagner
7/3/2014
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Light Reading's Big Telecom Event was so exciting that it can't be limited to static photos, so we bring you this image gallery, including several animated GIFs, featuring conference highlights.

By day, we shared insights on the state of the telecom industry. By night, we rocked out to the musical stylings of Wartoad, featuring Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders on guitar. (For more on this particular beat combo, see Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods.)

For more insights (but alas, not music) visit a full page of our Big Telecom Event coverage page. Click on the image below to launch the frisky slide show.

Rock On
By day, Steve Saunders is the CEO and founder of Light Reading. By night, he wields a plectrum with Wartoad. The band took to the stage after this year's Leading Lights awards, which were held at Chicago's Adler Planetarium following the first day of BTE.
By day, Steve Saunders is the CEO and founder of Light Reading. By night, he wields a plectrum with Wartoad. The band took to the stage after this year's Leading Lights awards, which were held at Chicago's Adler Planetarium following the first day of BTE.

— Mitch Wagner, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profileFollow me on Facebook, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading. Got a tip about SDN or NFV? Send it to mwagner@lightreading.com.

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jtafoya
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jtafoya,
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7/10/2014 | 7:14:38 PM
I want to hear
Was there any audio recordings of the musical performances?  Gutted I missed it!
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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7/10/2014 | 12:44:05 AM
Re: BTE in GIFs
Okay, Mitch. It was right out in the open. But you normally don't expect a picture of Minnie as part of the BTE, so it came as a surprise. :D

Then again, why not? Not many telecom events have their own Minnie, and surprises and what is out of the ordinary are always nice. You can keep on "sneaking" them in. :) 

-Susan 
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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7/9/2014 | 7:14:00 PM
Re: BTE in GIFs
I would not describe that as an example of "sneaking in" a Minnie pic. It was right out in the open. :)
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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7/3/2014 | 7:07:46 PM
Re: BTE in GIFs
How nice you did this GIF gallery, Mitch. I hope you had fun doing it despite getting complicated. Funny way to also sneak a picture of Minnie. :D 

What I haven't seen yet is a little sample video of Wartoad. 

-Susan
Carol Wilson
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Carol Wilson,
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7/3/2014 | 5:52:30 PM
Sneaky way to get your dog on our site
She's adorable, by the way.
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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7/3/2014 | 1:20:49 PM
Fleshing out
Fleshing out a couple of points addressed in the captions:
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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7/3/2014 | 11:07:19 AM
Re: BTE in GIFs
Yeah, I ended up having to run the GIFs through two GIF production apps, which changed the speed on them. A lesson for next time. 

This proved to be one of those projects that start out with me saying, "I'll make a gallery of GIFs! It'll take two minutes! It'll be easy and fun!" And then it just starts getting more and more complicated. 
SReedy
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SReedy,
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7/3/2014 | 9:05:26 AM
BTE in GIFs
I like the gifs! They really bring the pictures to life, although I don't remember the panelists talking that fast. 
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