SPOT Road Trip, Day 1

So it's been a long time since I've actually been on a road trip (mostly because it's been so long since I was in college, but we don't need to go there, do we?). Right, I thought not. But last week two of the guys from the Sun SPOTs Team came out to NC for a Sun SPOTs mini-roadshow. We had presentations scheduled at Virginia Tech, NC State and UNC. But we also wanted to pop up to Asheville, NC and see our friends at Warren Wilson College who are doing the Sun SPOTs project with the Rainforest in Panama (more on that later).

I'm still editing the video from the presentation at Virginia Tech, so maybe someday I can put that up. The best part of that trip (other than the presentation on Sun SPOTs, of course!) was that the pizza was double-ordered, so we ended up with 32 pizzas for 15 participants. Everybody got a pie! The presentation went really well though. There was a lot of interest in Sun SPOTs. We presented an overview of Sun Labs, the specifics of Sun SPOTs, and then we did a bunch of demos (most of which even worked!).

Virginia Tech has a great Sun Campus Ambassador who did a fantastic job of organizing the event and getting great attendance even in the face of a huge stand-up comedy event the same night.

Rather than spend the night in Blacksburg, Arshan, Martin and I hit the road and drove all the way back home. Classic roadtrip stuff, including the pizza in the car!

So that's day one of the trip ... more to follow.


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