Like Alex G., I’ve left Ottawa and its wonderful snowy landscape this morning for, let’s say, a sunnier place.
But that’s all we have in common! I know the guy told you he is feeling some stress about his presentation but honestly, I doubt it! He has been preparing it for so long, he knows the subject so well, and he is so smart — just like so many people at Pythian, which is why I like it here so much. And to tell you the truth, I wouldn’t like to be at the Hotsos Symposium this year and have to choose between Alex and Cary Millsap.
So Alex, while you’ll be off socializing (and probably drinking more beers than you should), I will be working very hard, as always, this time with a couple of Oracle product managers.
The good news is everything went perfectly in Ottawa, Chicago, and here in San Francisco. I did not lose anything, and everything has just been on-time. The not-so-good — my hotel in Belmont seems about 800 miles away from Oracle Headquarters in Redwood City. I snapped this photo as I flew by on the highway:
When I arrived there, I had a couple of emails in my inbox; I should be able to meet the people I want to (except for Chuck and Larry, who are obviously too busy).
What I’ll be doing in the next five days is kind of a secret. Unfortunately, that’s all I’m allowed to tell you, except maybe that I know many people who would love to be in my shoes this week.