On April 7, we spent an amazing day at the former home of Louis XIV. High school history classes would have been far more interesting living in Europe. I wrote a report on the Sun King back in 10th grade. The palace, jardins, and more were the most lavish I’ve ever seen in my travels. [...]
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As too often seems to be the case, I start off with great intentions on these trips, and then end up with a bunch of unfinished trip blogs as the trip gets busier.
So, I’ll spend a few posts recapping some of the highlights:
Web-5 conference in Béziers. Had fun delivering the opening keynote on Dojo, [...]
April 4th is the start of the Web-5 conference in Béziers, so on April 3rd we took the train to Paris. We’re happy we didn’t fly, as there’s a strike today in France by the air traffic controllers for the smaller airports.
We started by having breakfast (croissant, baguette, espresso, juice, etc.) at an amazing cafe, [...]
After 15+ hours of cars, planes, and trains, we arrived in Paris on April 2nd, for one night at least before heading to Béziers. We managed to avoid a variety of potential travel delays and arrived on-time for everything. We had a quick stop in London at the BA first class lounge to recharge a [...]
Today begins the start of our two-week journey to Béziers, Paris, London, and Rouen!
There are many reasons for this trip:
Web-5 conference invite. I’m invited to deliver the opening keynote on April 4th
Leita’s French heritage. This is her first ever trip to France!
London Ajax User Group. I helped start this group when I was living part-time [...]
Conference season is in full swing. Here are some upcoming events where I’ll be attending and/or speaking:
ESRI Dev Summit. Palm Springs, CA, March 26-29, 2012. I’ll deliver a talk on Dojo, as well as a 1-day Dojo Workshop. There’s also a golf tournament!
Web-5. Béziers, France, April 4-6, 2012. I’ll deliver the opening keynote on Modular, [...]
I’m embarking on a few week trip to Europe to attend the London Ajax Mobile Event, Nikolai and Vikki’s wedding in Amsterdam, deliver a couple of Dojo talks, and stay with friends between.
Here are some packing and travel tips that I’ve learned over the years:
Underpack, by starting to pack in advance. If you pack last [...]