Preparing for the Trip to US
By Roman Strobl on VI 18, 2005
It's getting close - I'm flying next Wednesday. I'm so excited, this is the first time I'll fly to US. Yesterday I bought the Lonely Planet guide for San Francisco, well, it was not cheap but I've browsed it and it is very good. So the guide will help me to speed up more than 15 hours on the airplane.
The culmination of the trip will be the NetBeans day on 26th. It feels great to have the opportunity to show NetBeans demos there, I'll be on the J2SE track. Also, it feels quite responsible, being on the same stage as James Gosling and people of this kind. This week we had a meeting about the preparations and it is going to be huge.
Next to my speech, I'll be there to blog. I'll take my camera and shoot like crazy to share the happenings. I'm there for 11 days and I will also visit Menlo Park and we want to visit some other places as well. I'm also wondering how the gay pride will look like, although I won't see much of it, it's on the same day as the NetBeans day. But it probably will not end with dusk so there'll be what to see.
This is the first time I'll also meet Jeff Jackson, who is the boss of my boss of my boss :-) That's the guy who's in charge for the whole Java and developer tools part of Sun. I've heard that there is some special huge office with 12 Creator developers on one place and it's interesting to see how they work together (I cannot imagine how this works, I need relative silence to be able to work efficiently). Also, I'm invited to see the Standford University, the university where Sun originates from.
So many things to see...