If there's one thing Light Reading knows how to do right, it's how to have fun. Following the thrilling first day of the Big Telecom Event, we went all out.
On Tuesday night, bands from several companies at BTE, including Finisar, Coriant and Light Reading (don't even get us started on Wartoad's troubled past), took the main stage and rocked our socks off at Battle of the Bands. There were drones, fireworks and of course, deep dish pizza (this is Chicago, after all). The following day, the game was on. The game of ping pong, that is, which is a surprisingly fast-paced and aggressive sport! Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief, Ray Le Maistre, was an especially worthy opponent. (See Fame, Glory & Ping Pong Await You at BTE.)
Click through the following slideshow to see highlights from the wildest moments of BTE 2015. Make sure to share your favorite memories from this spectacular event in the comments section below, and join us next May in Austin for more crazy antics at the renamed Big Communications Event!
— Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, Light Reading