Everyone knows that professional conference goers like myself attend events not to listen to presentations, not to network but to collect schwag. Over the past couple of years I’ve done fairly well collecting tech t-shirts and I decided to create a weekly series critiquing tech companies t-shirt offerings in the expectation that a company with a great t-shirt is a prime candidate to have a great product also. Click here to see the series.

defrag2009 If you’d like your t-shirt reviewed, flick me an email to arrange things. The judges decision is, of course, final and very little correspondence will be entered into (perhaps).

Ahhh Defrag…. An event I’ve written about a bunch of times before but, for those who’re not aware, it’s one of what I believe are the three best tech conferences in the world. The other two being Glue and Webstock (Eric Norlin, the organizer of Defrag must be doing something right, he’s also the organizer of Glue).

Anyway – in a radical departure from conference schwag norms, Eric chose to give away a sweatshirt at defrag last year – maybe he was being prescient and had an inkling of the winter to come in Colorado?

Or maybe he just wanted to take pity on those of us with overflowing t-shirt drawers. Either way – here you have it, the limited edition 2009 Defrag conference sweater.


  • It’s kind of snuggly… (WTF?)
  • Perfect for those conference after-lunch sessions where they turn the aircon down to keep everyone awake
  • It’s got the logo of one of the coolest tech-events on the front


  • Country of origin – but I’ll accept that I’ve lost that battle!
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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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