Dreamforce, San Francisco and Drones. What could be better?
My official purpose of being out here is to get feedback and engagement about the product my new, and still somewhat stealthy company is working on. And you know what? The feedback has been awesome. It’s extremely gratifying.
I’ve had two moments when I was able to sneak away and get the drone flying in the air to take some arial shots of the 100,000 crowded into SOMA for Dreamforce.
First flight went great, but the second flight, I guess I was a bit too ambitious and flew the drone up into the fog of San Francisco.
This then broke the connection with my remote controller and the drone – while the drone was at about 400 feet! Luckily the drone has a ‘return to home‘ mode, so it flew back to me and auto-landed in a crowd of about 100 people. I was really worried it would hit someone, or cause damage, but it didn’t. Whew!
I’m not going to fly it today — too many people to meet with — perhaps tomorrow again.