Today kicked off with another general session. I came with high expectations, and although I didn't get what I expected, it was a really incredible session. The message may have been lost on some people, especially if they were expecting to get more goodies like the stuff that was introduced yesterday.
I got a different seat this time, a little closer to the stage, and on the left instead of the right. As I'm walking in, they are playing a song called A Moment Apart by a band called ODESZA. If you haven't heard it, definitely check it out. There is an Intro track that comes before it and has an edited clip from the movie Another Earth in it. It contains this story about a Russian Cosmonaut:
Do you know that story about the Russian cosmonaut? So, he goes up in this big spaceship. He's got this portal window, and he's looking out of it. He sees the curvature of the Earth for the first time. All of a sudden, he hears this strange ticking coming out of the dashboard. But he can't find it, he can't stop it. It keeps going. A few hours into this, begins to feel like torture. What's he gonna do? He's up in space! So the cosmonaut decides the only way to save his sanity is to fall in love with this sound.
In the movie, the story continues on further but on the album it leads into the A Moment Apart track, and it's just so beautiful.
Here's the view from my seat:
The session started off with Betty Junod. The focus of her talk was about the incredible momentum that developers have been having with Docker, creating over a million apps, downloading over 50 billion images, millions of developers, and over 500 commercial clients for Docker alone.
Then she began to talk about moments in our lives. Some of those moments have little impact and we just move along. Some are pretty significant and can affect how our days go. Some come along and completely change how everyday after that will go. She then introduced Robert Tercek, author of the bestselling book Vaporized: Solid Strategies in a Dematerialized World, to talk more about it.