We’ve been busy planning our annual customer gathering, and are excited to announce our 8th annual Seminar by the Sea will be September 10-12 in Portland, Maine. This event is one of the highlights of our year at Quantrix because we get the chance to show off Quantrix Modeler and share some new features. We learn how people use Quantrix to solve various business challenges, and are able to ask them questions in an informal setting. We get to meet people who are looking for solutions to help them model information, and show them the power of Quantrix. But best of all, we get the chance to introduce everyone – the Quantrix team, current customers, and prospective customers — to each other.
We structure the Seminar so that there is the right combination of learning for all levels – classroom sessions where you get to learn from our team and from your peers, small break-out groups for advanced users or for newbies, and plenty of informal learning opportunities. The Seminar is an exceptionally interactive event – people are encouraged to ask questions and share ideas. We often add sessions on the fly – if a user has a unique idea or a well-executed model, we ask them to give a mini presentation to the group. (Read a recap of last year’s event if you’d like an idea of what to expect.)
Adding to the personal nature of the Seminar is the setting – Portland, Maine is Quantrix’s headquarters, and we love showing off our town. From the working waterfront, to the boutique shopping, to the world-class restaurants, Portland is an ideal location for this type of event. Many of our attendees bring their spouses or significant others, and some extend their stay to enjoy the city together.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a visit to Maine without a chance to eat lobster – we will once again host an evening Windjammer sail on Casco Bay, followed by a traditional lobster bake. Even for those of us based in Portland, the opportunity to cruise among our harbor islands on an historic boat is special.