For my last blog from Cisco Live this year, I am happy to run our traditional Hottest Booth Girl Contest. As any attendee will admit, extremely good looking young women are a sure-fire way to get male network geeks to listen to your 60 second speech about how your software tool will revolutionize a network. Our past winner went to Qumu in 2008 for bringing us Gigi. (Sadly, there was no contest in 2009 given my lack of attendance that year). This year's conference was definitely the year of the duets. Three of the five teams were companion sets of girls, definitely stretching the rules of the contest, which we are fine with BTW. (rules? there are rules to this contest? Please!). Anyways, here's the rundown.
Contestants #1 from Computer Associates - a pair of very pretty girls in nice boots:
Contestant #2 from NetOptics - with the sailor theme (BTW, also part of a duet, but I failed to get the other girl in the picture):
Contestants #3 from Lancope - the ninjas (definitely a conciliation prize for creativity) :-)
Contestant #4 from Cloupia - a dark horse candidate from the first row of the WoS:
But, based on the votes from the expert panel of judges (ok, just the geeks on my team) the winner of this year's Hottest Booth Girl Contest goes to Bluecat Networks for the race car girls: These ladies were definitely too tall for me (not that that matters at all!). :-) Congrats to Bluecat Networks! I got scanned 3 or 4 times.
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