What could be more fun than to network with a few hundred people in a planetarium on the shores of a major lake, have drinks and dinner, and then hand out some awards? Especially when the room is full of sponge footballs that can be thrown at the winners as they pick up their trophies...
Ciena senior VP of Product Marketing Rick Dodd (left) battles his way to collect the Best New Product (Telecom) award from Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders (right) as balls of multiple sizes join him on stage. Meanwhile, Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre makes a futile attempt to catch one of the balls in his mouth... Ciena won the award for its WaveLogic Photonics solution.
mendyk, User Rank: Light Sabre 6/25/2014 | 2:30:21 PM
Re: The balls were great fun but.... Maybe next year we replace the balls with dinner rolls, a la the Drones Club. Then again, those may prove to be injurious depending on the quality of the bakery and the elapsed time spent in the breadbasket.
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