Take a behind-the-scenes look at the participation of Redison in the Web Summit 2018, the largest event we’ve attended so far !
Redison in Portugal
After a flight from Lille, we arrive in Lisbon. The first day of the Web Summit not being open to companies, I take the opportunity to meet Paulo.
Paulo is one of our first customers. As he lives in Portugal, the Web Summit was an unexpected opportunity for us to meet him in person.
We especially want to thank him because he was able to guide us through Lisbon and help us during the Web Summit.
Monday was therefore mainly a day of preparation, in order to be ready for the upcoming events.
Discovery of the Web Summit
Present at the opening of the doors of the Web Summit, we can see one thing: it’s huge. Very huge.
This event is on a scale never seen before for Redison: with 70,000 visitors announced, major resources have been set up: a multitude of stands, a giant conference room that can hold more than 10,000 people, not to mention the multiple points of exchange present throughout the show.
Despite all these people, it was possible for us to quickly meet Mounir Mahjoubi, French Secretary of State for Digital Technology.
His visit was highly awaited on the Business France/French Tech stand. It was by sneaking into the middle of the crowd that we were able to get him for a test of the Senstroke sensors.
He was visibly impressed and gave us the sensors back after testing the snare drum.
In the evening, we were invited to the French Embassy in Portugal. This event, bringing together the companies of the Business France delegation, allowed us to learn a little more about our compatriots who came to exhibit at the Web Summit.
It was an honour to be able to use Senstroke sensors in this beautiful building steeped in history.
In the streets of Lisbon
The next day, we decided to take advantage of the good weather in Lisbon to demonstrate the Senstroke directly in the streets around the Web Summit.
Interested, people came to us to discuss the product, try it or simply take pictures or videos.
Then a person asked himself if it was possible to play the guitar while configuring only the foot sensors, with the bass drum on the right foot and a snare drum on the left foot.
It is obviously possible to carry out this configuration, although we would not necessarily have thought of such a use of the sensors at first. It is always a pleasure to see people propose original uses for the product.
We then had the opportunity to see some conferences, especially on the main stage.
Seeing so many people come to attend the various speakers’ presentations is really impressive and shows a real enthusiasm for new technologies.
This is the most important day for Redison.
Indeed, this is the day we have a stand to exhibit Senstroke at the Web Summit.
We decided to bring a speaker so that we could demonstrate the sensors during the day.
The result is immediate: people gather to take pictures, videos, and get information about Senstroke technology.
Many people also want to try the sensors directly, and the stand is always full.
We also had the honour of being interviewed by the Portuguese radio station RFM, with a live broadcast.
From morning to evening, many people follow one another to try the Senstroke.
We were able to collect a lot of feedback: the latency of the sensors is very good, the pairing with Garageband is simple and efficient, as well as the reaction of the sensors to the different typing intensities.
Suggestions for improvement were proposed, such as the writing of more detailed and adapted tutorials. We will of course take all this into consideration for the coming weeks.
Finally, we had the opportunity to present Senstroke to Euronews in a short interview with other companies.
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Once this day was over, full of emotions and encounters, we had to return to France.
We would like to thank Business France and the Louvre Lens Vallée for allowing us to participate in this extraordinary event. It was an unforgettable experience, both for Redison and for those who discovered Senstroke.
Thanks also to all the people we met during this trip to Portugal: beginner or experienced drummers, investors, companies, hosts, or even just curious: you have been able to test the sensors and your encouragement goes right to our heart.
I would also like to personally thank Paulo. Redison customer since the beginning, he immediately loved the features offered by Senstroke, especially the ability to record in MIDI.
Paulo was an excellent guide in Lisbon, and was an indispensable help during this journey at the Web Summit.
Thank you Paulo, you are definitely our number one customer !
Participating at the Web Summit was an unforgettable experience for Redison. We are motivated to improve the product to make it as perfect as possible.
Our development teams are currently working on fixing the various bugs encountered in the application, as you can see on our Redison Forum.
We are also sending the different orders so that Senstroke sensors can find the way to your drumsticks !
Feel free to share your experiences of playing with sensors on our social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Until then, keep on drumming !
The Redison team.