From Montreal to the Users Conference the hard way!
By Duleepa Wijayawardhana on Feb 25, 2009
The Community Team has decided on a unique way of getting to the Users Conference this year. We're going to precede the Users Conference with a special University Tour.
I will be leaving for the Users Conference from Montreal on March 25th and travelling to San Francisco by environmentally friendly ground transport: Amtrak, VIA Rail, Greyhound and the like. Along the way I will be hitting as many college campuses, user meetups, user events, customers as I possibly can. The focus is students but certainly there is time to hit other things as well. Giuseppe has dubbed it "Dups on Rails" (he sent me the image below by the way).
In California, between April 13-17, two teams of two will then travel to campuses. Giuseppe Maxia and Sheeri K. Cabral will hit the Southern Californian universities while my twin, Colin Charles, and I check out the Northern California universities.
The following is the schedule from Montreal to San Francisco. We're still finalizing parts of the California schedule and Giuseppe and I will be blogging about that in the near future.
Now, are you going to be in the area? Are you up to meeting me as I hop between Greyhound buses and sleepless nights on Amtrak trains? Then I am willing to meet you, community, customers, general people. Check the dates below and tell me if you will be in the area!
Want to follow me? Join the Facebook Group I've created, I'll have a Google Calendar and Map up as soon as I have everything finalized.
March 25: Kingston, Ontario - Queens University
March 26: London, Ontario - University of Western, Ontario
March 27: Hamilton, Ontario - McMaster University
March 30: Detroit, Michigan - Wayne State
March 31: South Bend, Indiana - University of Notre Dame
April 1: Chicago, Illinois - Illinois Institute of Technology
April 2: West Lafayette, Indiana - Purdue University
April 3: Urbana, Illinois
April 6: Ames, Iowa - Iowa State
April 7: Omaha, Nebraska
April 8: Denver, Colorado - University of Colorado, Boulder
April 9: Denver, Colorado - Colorado State University