First day at CEC
By Alan Hargreaves-Oracle on Oct 08, 2007
OK, I'm currently sitting in the hallway outside the ballroom where the general sessions will be held in the morning and it's after midnight.
I've only just managed to get connectivity in the last six hours as the wireless access points have been turned on. My phone only just started working today to, although I've been here 24 hours.
Enough moaning :)
I managed 14 hours sleep last night so I think I'm over the jet lag from te flight between Sydney and Las Vegas.
Went along to the APAC Technical council meeting earlier today to hear John Greaves talk about the Principal Engineer programme (or whatever it is going to be renamed after today) and it seems pretty much the track that I'm interested in following.
Caught up with a few folks that I intended to today including Sara Turner and Leon Nicodemus (I hope I spelled that correctly) at the reception drinks.
Afterwards, I adjourned to another bar in the Paris Casino with Clive King, Chris Gerard and a few others for some cleansing Ales. While on this subject, I have to say that what they have done with the Paris Casino is amazing. With the work done on the ceiling you have the impression that you are outside on a Parisian twilight early evening, constantly. While I can see the advantage to casino of having you lose track of the time and the like, it was still a very pleasant way to spend an hour or so wit colleagues.
I'm also having a play around wit CEC 2007, and these folks have done a marvelous job in te setup to provide access to the sessions and breakouts to those unable to attend in person.