13 days to the UC: Half way there!

Despite the constant rumours on which alien ant lord will be our overlord (or even if there is an invasion coming) the rest of us at Sun and MySQL plod along doing our work and meeting our targets... so with that said, here I am in Ames, Iowa. Let me tell you, getting to this campus involved a grueling very crowded 7-hour bus ride from Chicago, I think I got seat-butt-itis. I am now 1800 miles away from San Francisco and down to less than two weeks and only eight universities.

The biggest student presentation yet was at Purdue University last Thursday. I'm sure the free food and giveaways had something to do with it as well as the excellent organizing skills of Rakesh Veeramacheneni -- a name to match my own, but hey I'm not going to complain, especially not when I get 76 students and professors with standing room only.

In total I have now presented and met over 230 students, staff and faculty on my first week and a bit of touring.

Okay, so quick summary, typical presentation now, good questions, hopefully I answered well. I did get a suggestion to include a demonstration of moving from Excel/Calc to MySQL which I will do for the next presentation at Iowa State University.

Seriously, if you are in Iowa State and wondering whether to come to the presentation, please do, it's a lot of fun and we can get as deep into stuff as you want during or after the presentation. Presentation is at 3:30pm in Atanasoff.

After Iowa State, I head to Omaha to catch the train to Denver for two stops at University of Colorado, Boulder and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
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It looks like you having a blast! Share some pictures :-)

Posted by neel on April 06, 2009 at 06:39 AM EDT #

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