DSCF6400 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. ClickDSCF6401 here to see the series.

Recently I spent an intense two weeks of highly concentrated t-shirt gathering event attendance in the Bay area and Denver. One of the events I attended was the fantastic (but maybe I’m a little biased) Glue conference in Denver.

Glue is one of the double header conferences run by the husband and wife team of Eric and Kim Norlin (well Kim runs the events, Eric just does as he’s told). This year the API team from Alcatel Lucent sponsored Glue and the official conference tee was a joint glue/AL special.


  • 100% cotton (well more accurately, 94% cotton and 6% organic cotton – not sure how that works…)
  • I kind of like the poured-out-of-a-gluepot logo
  • Nice to see a mega corporation get a little funky on the back of the tee


  • Made in Honduras (sorry Eric, but you knew I’d say it) where everyone has an equal right to polluted water and air

Ben Kepes

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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