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The Appian World 2017 Conference Party

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It goes without saying that the Appian Events team knows how to throw a party. And with the best crew in the business in charge of the entertainment, you can be assured that the festivities will blow your mind.

And, so it was last night, as I joined a gaggle of Appian’s most fervent fans and party people, to make the half-mile walk past restaurants, retail shops and gated tennis courts to the Exploratorium… the fabulous venue for the Appian World 2017 throwback Conference Party.

When we arrived at the venue, several party-goers snapped selfies with the 10-foot tall, LED-lit robots that welcomed conferees to the party. (The humanoid robots later moved inside, where they mixed and mingled with the crowd.)

I caught up with a colleague, who helped me navigate  past the vast array of snack tables and busy bars to the back of the venue, where I grabbed a cocktail and a small plate of very tasty hor d’oeuvres. My colleague reintroduced me to a long-time Appian customer, who I had earlier met over lunch. It turns out that she recently won an NCAA tournament bracket. But here’s the thing, She won the tournament on an bracket app designed and built with the Appian Low-Code Platform.

She said that she wasn’t a serious bracketologist, and that it was pure luck she picked North Carolina to win. “I did better than my son, she said proudly. His bracket blew up early in the tournament… By the way, have you met the Appian partner that built the bracket? They’re located in the Reston, VA area. They’re called Architech Solutions…And they’re located in the Washington, DC area.”

Coincidentally, I had met with attendees from Architech earlier in the day.

After several conversations with various colleagues, customers and partners, I drifted off to explore the Exploratorium. There were two levels, and six main galleries, each focused on different areas of interactive learning. I lost track of time interacting with many of the engaging exhibits. Then, I walked past a throng of party-goers and dancing robots to the stage, so I could check out the live band. They were high-energy. And the crowd was rockin’ it out!

In retrospect, the Appian World 2017 Conference Party wasn’t  just a party. It was a party with a purpose…to transform the Exploratorium into the ultimate throwback party, with live entertainment, a spirit of exploration capped off with GINORMOUS fun.

And, judging from the high-energy level of the crowd, the Conference Party was a huge success.

Roland Alston

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