2 Days with Radia Perlman
By Jorge Sanchez Coloma on Apr 08, 2009
Long time ago, i spend two days with Radia Perlman. She come to Madrid for a security congress but in the meantime we went together to visit not only Madrid and around but also the University Complutense (fantastic view of the mountains completely snowed).
She speaks two sessions about security and protocols, both of them were excellent and very interesting for students, some of them really interesting and cleaver ones. But for the teacher their feedback was excellent, they said "it's exactly what we are looking for this class..".
Apart of the sessions i want to post about my feeling these two days with Radia, for me was an amazing experience to be in touch with her, i think she's one of the cleaver minds in the world. Nevertheless, she is very close to people, very friend and very simple. (i mean familiar).
She makes me feel like a friend every time, even when we started to meet together into not a very good restaurant (it was my fault), we started a little cold but it began to be friendly minute by minute. she spoke at the University, chat with people and teach as it was her own class and she was teaching a regular day. Even she knows few fun tricks, it's excellent !!!
I hope you can check her books out ! (Books pictures are bellow)
If any of you can share time with her i recommend too much to do it. You don't need to chat about technology to feel she is a cleaver mind.