not so great
just not as informative as I hoped. same old speakers. blah.
Sort of good
The content of a few of the talks was all over the place, demos broken and dumbed down. I found I was walking out of a few of them as it was clear a few of these speakers only had superficial knowledge of their subjects.
Some on the other hand were very good, and saved the event from being a complete disaster. If you know nothing about SharePoint it might be worth attending but if you have a couple of years in the subject, don;t bother.
It felt like they rushed to get speakers to talk about any subject just to fill the sessions, I've been to far better SharePoint events.
Venue was good.
SP TechCon San Francisco 2012 Review
I enjoyed this conference from an overall planning perspective. It was a good way to see the extent of SharePoint possibilities (in terms of capabilities, add-ons, development, and customization). Since I am new to SharePoint (as power user), I would have liked someone to ask which sessions they would recommend so I could better choose one session over another. Also, I had a few beginner questions that I could not get answered so that reinforced the need for focused, in-depth training. I do wish that Microsoft would stop saying how easy it is to use because there are so many layers to SharePoint 2010. Training is necessary to do it right. As far as the location, the Hilton was nice (if a little unpredictable in terms of meeting rooms that were sometimes freezing cold and spotty wireless). The event planners and hotel catering did a great job with the menu, breaks, etc. I like that they offered water from dispensers instead of having plastic water bottles all of the time.