The Bamboo Panda has landed. Well, sort of. Heavy rains and overcasts greeted me upon my arrival. Then I received word that my colleagues’ flight was delayed. Ho-hum. Nevertheless, I hopped into a cab headed to downtown Denver. The driver was more than happy to tell me what was hot – and not – in the area. By the time I reached the hotel, the rain stopped and the sunshine peeked through the clouds. Hey, it’s going to be a glorious day after all!
After finding my way to the Convention Center, I quickly routed myself to the 16th Street Mall, a 1.25-mile pedestrian mall that boasts lots of stores, Starbucks (I counted four!), many restaurants with outdoor eating areas, pavilions, street entertainers, and more. Did I mention shopping? Free shuttle buses (MallRide) help make the walk back to your starting point easier in the event you’re loaded down with bags from too much shopping – or simply too tired for the trek back. I opted to walk the corridor to get a glimpse of the heart of Denver.
It looks like the rest of the gang has finally arrived so we’re about to head over to the Convention Center to set up the booth for SharePoint Fest. We’re looking forward to seeing you!