A tale of three conferences

Perhaps some of you have noticed that I haven't blogged much lately (well, I certainly hope you have -- otherwise what's the point of me blogging in the first place ;-)). The reason of course is that I've been quite busy lately going to various software conferences talking about MultiCore revolution and how Software Tools such as compilers play a key role in it. So far I've been at 3 conferences: ClueCon in Chicago, LinuxWorld in San Francisco and Sun TechDAYs in Seattle and every single one of them proved to be quite interesting and exciting in its own right. ClueCon, for example completely shattered my concerns about being a VoIP conference (and mind you, I don't really have any expertise in that domain) and in fact happened to be one the most welcoming and feel-right-at-home software conferences I've ever been to. I believe that if there's anybody to be thanked for making ClueCon the way it was it would be Tony Minnesale . The brain (and soul!) behind a FreeSWITCH Project. I can only hope that ClueCon atendees felt as good about my presentation as I felt about being there, but since at least one guy said to me: "Wow! Good thing we didn't leave -- we thought it would be just another Java zealot from Sun talking about irrelevant stuff but you actually gave us a bunch of good ideas on how to make our telco apps faster on AMD64 and Niagara boxes. That's useful" I think it went ok.

LinuxWorld, of course, was bigger louder and much more commercial. Comparing it to ClueCon is sort of like comapring a nice boutique to Macy's ;-) However, the fact that I met Ron Peacetree and spent a day with Josh Abraham and the "maddog" definitely made it a very memorable experience. My only concern is that I somehow misplaced a business card that a very nice guy from O'Reilly booth gave to me and I really want to thank him for his gift and follow up on his proposal. So if anyone who reads this happens to know who was staffing the O'Reilly booth there -- please drop me a note.

Now Seattle was all about sunny and warm weather and an opportunity to talk directly to our customers -- both things which I personally appreciate very much.

As for the presentation I've made -- since several folks have expressed their interest in getting a .PDF copy of it -- here it is: Unleashing the Power of Chip multi-threading with software tools. Enjoy!
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