Last year I flew almost 85,000 air miles speaking in the US, Canada and Europe. After all those miles, I've gotten pretty good at packing - especially the technology I use when I'm doing training.
We decided last year that we wanted to be self-sufficient so we could train anywhere, not relying on computer labs or even an internet connection. With a fairly minimal investment, we put together a tech package that allows us to do just that (read the article at OSTraining.com). Here's what I pack, in one carry-on briefcase:
- Mac Mini Server
- MacBook Air
- iPad Air
- Acer Chromebook
- Epson 1761W Ultra Portable Projector
- Bose SoundLink Mini
- Bose QC15 Noise Canceling Headphones
- Kensington Ultra Thin Keyboard
- Apple Mouse
- Apple Trackpad
- Airport Express
- 10' HDMI Cable
- Network Cable
- Belkin 3-Outlet 2.1bAmp Mini Surge Protector with USB Ports
- Passport, Papers, Phone, Apple Earbuds
- Extra iPhone charger
- Presentation "clicker"
- All the associated connectors and cables
And it all fits in a Swiss Gear Patriot Rolling Case. I can't tell you how much I LOVE TSA-Pre - even with all of that, I'm still through security in under a minute!
Here's a video explaining how I get it all in there...