How I meet my first “Big” customer

We always remember our first time and yet this is my first “Big” customer.

Anthony Cheung
5 min readMar 14, 2022
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It all starts at Google Cloud Conference back in 2018. As usual, every year Google will host a Cloud Conference in of the finest hotel in Hong Kong through a 3-days event. It is my first time participating in these events and I feel especially pumped and excited as I am being in part of this industry. It definitely makes me feel like living in a movie scene!

I am one of the helpers in my company’s booth (My ex-company is a famous Google Partner company in HK) and while I am there early, I heard from my colleagues regarding these events.

“There are three types of people in such conference event”

  1. The collector — The one who collects all the freebies as much as possible
  2. The escape artist — The one who escapes from work
  3. The Deal Maker — The one who actually gets a project on his/her hands and looking for the right party to help out.

The colleague keeps on talking that almost 95% of people belong to 1st and 2nd type whereas the rest are don’t know what are they actually doing in the event. The 3rd type is City Myths. It just simply doesn’t exist!



Anthony Cheung

I write about personal experiences, rides and bumps throughout my career life. — while inspiring others of empathy and work ethics