Thursday, May 24, 2007

IBM Technical Leadership Exchange

I'm on my way home from The 2007 European "Technical Leadership Exchange".

Luis was there.... As was Andrew. And so was Roo.

Being my usual useless self, I failed to find or say hello to any of them.


Regardless, I had a (mostly) excellent time.  Some useful technical sessions, some excellent "soft" sessions, good networking opportunities (even if there's something deeply wrong about drinking Champagne inside the Disney park while the children are locked outside) and some very good keynote speakers (Bruno Di Leo in particular).

I say "mostly", however, thanks to my ability to injure myself in unexpectedly exciting ways.

I'm not sure how I did it but I have managed to mess up my neck: I can barely move it and, whenever I do, I am in agony.

I've dosed myself up with paracetamol and ibuprofen, left the conference early, moved my flight forward and booked an appointment with my doctor for tomorrow.   Most annoying: there were some sessions today that I really wanted to see but there was no way I would have been able to sit through them. Pity :-(

Apart from that though, an excellent event.


Roo Reynolds said...

Sorry not to have bumped into you during the week. Strange to have missed each other. Have a good journey home, and I'll see you soon.

Richard Brown said...

Thanks Roo.

The fault is, of course, mine: it's not as if you didn't advertise where you'd be in advance!

Andrew said...

yeah sorry to have missed you.. it was alot of people though... I'm sure there will be other opportunities :)