The Mobile World Congress is over. From Monday to Thursday, 4 days full of excitement, learning, emotion, people and mobile devices, many of them.
We arrived right on time and we didn’t have to wait in a long queue. It took less than five minutes to get our badge and go inside the congress’ walls. The weather was pretty good and although it was cloudy for most part of the first day, it was still fairly hot compared to the previous weeks. As for the environment, it was excellent: people walking continuously, wandering and meeting others. And hundreds and hundreds of stands, some of them really impressive (anyone said water-proof devices?).
The place where the WMC was located is great: it has wide spaces, water fountains and many places to sit and rest, even to have a cup of coffee while you chat with your colleagues or friends. With all the conferences, stands and seminars, it’s impossible to get bored. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: you always have things to do, places to go, lectures to listen to and demos to see. There are so many things happening at the same time that it’s necessary to organize your schedule and prioritize what you really want to do, otherwise you might end up missing out stuff.
Organization is one of the pillars of the congress: everything is right on schedule, all the people who are going to give a presentation are ready and nothing has gone wrong (at least, from our experience). In an Award Ceremony, we even had a singing We were able to attend all the conference we wanted to and almost all of them turned out to be really interesting. Yes, we got to see Facebook’s CTO and Google’s Eric Schmidt.
In conclusion,these four days have been extremely productive and we’re all really tired now. I feel like I could sleep for three days straight but always with the feeling that this experience is worth it. We wouldn’t have had it any other way.