Wi-Fi at Conferences: Still Terrible

By Deane Barker on December 29, 2010

Wi-Fi Overload at High-Tech Meetings: They talked about the Web 2 Summit in this article.  I was there, I have to say that it was better than most, but still terrible.

Internet entrepreneurs climb on stage at technology conferences and praise a world in which everyone is perpetually connected to the Web.

But down in the audience, where people are busy typing and transmitting this wisdom, getting a Wi-Fi connection is often downright impossible.

Web Content 2008 was at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, which is a college, used to tons of students walking around, sucking up Wi-Fi.  They did really well.  Gilbane Boston a month ago was pretty good too, actually.  Maybe it’s getting better.