ISTE Glimpses Into the Future of Educational Technology

By July 7, 2015August 21st, 2021No Comments

Another month, another show.

From June 28 to July 1, 2015 at the Philadelphia Convention Center, thousands of educational and technology professionals descended upon the showroom floors for ISTE, attending keynote speeches, networking, and exploring new and/or improved educational technologies.

In the middle of the expo hall, at Booth 538 to be exact, Horizon DataSys staff were busy showing off our PC time machine RollBack Rx Professional.ISTE 2015 - Philadelphia

While the show didn’t bring in as much of a challenge technically as Microsoft Ignite did (but, to be fair, the Ignite show was a merged version of several advanced trade shows with 23,000 guests), it was still a pleasure to speak with all those who came by our booth and gave our instant Windows system restore software a shot.

Sadly however, unlike the previous show, no one managed to beat our challenge and take home an Xbox One. Our software prevailed against the few brave enough to try and crash the system to the point where our program could not bring it back.

Still, that’s not to say the next batch won’t get lucky! The Horizon DataSys team is scheduled to appear at SpiceWorld in Austin from Sept. 23-25. If you’re an attendee at that show, by all means come visit us and take a crack at crashing our software. Last year we had hundreds of attempts, but no one was skilled enough to take it down.

Will this year be different? Time will tell.

Other than our own fun at the show it was also exciting to see other emerging and maturing technologies such as the Oculus Rift. For those who may not know the Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset being utilized many different ways, including the possibility of attending virtual lectures for one.

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Philadelphia itself is a beautiful and bustling city with plenty of places to eat, interesting architecture, and loads of personality in the streets. It was a sad day leaving before the massive Independence Day celebration.

Thanks to all the ISTE staff for putting on a great show. Rest assured the Horizon DataSys team will be back again next year showing off RollBack Rx Professional and Drive Vaccine.