Scott Hanselman

Video Trip Report: If this is Tuesday, this must be Cairo

March 6, '10 Comments [11] Posted in ASP.NET | ASP.NET Ajax | ASP.NET MVC | Channel9 | Screencasts | Speaking | TechEd | Windows Client
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This last week over a 7 day period, I went to Munich, Cairo and Dubai. I presented in three keynotes and did a total of 10 sessions. I crossed 12 time zones and missed my kids. I talked to/with/at about 3000 people.

I'm utterly shattered.

I took some video while I was travelling with my Creative Vado HD and slapped it into Windows Live Movie Maker just now. Here's my trip montage.

You could call this either "The Glamourous Life of a Technical Speaker" or "If this is Tuesday, this must be Cairo" or "Scott needs to learn to say No."

It was great fun, I spoke at VSOne in Munich. I talked about .NET 4 and ASP.NET MVC. We also had a nice Nerd Dinnner. Then I headed over to Cairo Code Camp and the turnout was HUGE. Something like 700-800 folks showed up at the German University in Cairo. I also recorded a great podcast on Women in Technology in the Muslim World. Then I headed to Dubai for TechEd Middle East where I presented in three sessions and did the keynote demo for Soma. It's always a challenge for me to travel because of my diabetes, particularly because of the time zones but also sitting for 16 hours at a time in a plane and eating plane food is a problematic. However, I must say that everyone on this trip was incredibly kind and accommodating.

If you have the chance to go to Munich, Cairo, and/or Dubai, I highly recommend it. The people, the places and the technologists are all top-notch.

Enjoy.

P.S. Thanks to http://blog.bloggingitloud.com/ for the guerilla footage of the TechEdME Keynote.

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Saturday, 06 March 2010 03:25:10 UTC
beautifully done, you should pat yourself on the back for some brilliant editing.
Saturday, 06 March 2010 06:50:16 UTC
Now you actually look your image of an over-worked, insomniac code-maniac! :)
Saturday, 06 March 2010 07:32:09 UTC
This was really cool Scott, thanks for sharing. Dubai is really beautiful.. especially that skyline!
Saturday, 06 March 2010 11:49:18 UTC
I'm very happy that you came to my University =)
I just hope you don't hate Cairo because of all the Chaos in the streets, and let people in the US know that we're not Pharaohs and we don't go to school by Camels and all these weird stereotypes about us =D
Saturday, 06 March 2010 23:56:44 UTC
I love that you saw Sonic in the food court. Dubai looks crazy!
Sunday, 07 March 2010 10:50:11 UTC
It was a great pleasure having you in Cairo, Scott. Travelling is over (at least for now). Relax and take a big sigh of relief.
Sunday, 07 March 2010 12:21:55 UTC
Thanks for being in Egypt,
Thanks for the experiences you was trying to deliver.
Hope to see again in Egypt
Sunday, 07 March 2010 18:16:05 UTC
So you were at the Egypt Code Camp? How about coming down to the Argentina Code Camp? http://www.codecamp.com.ar. It's organized by Microsoft and ASPSOFT and it will be sometime in September.
Monday, 08 March 2010 18:59:03 UTC
It was great meeting you in person scott , i wish you come again next year to cairo code camp , thank you
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 03:30:47 UTC
Very well done. The end with the kiddos was a nice touch!
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 10:57:44 UTC
In 7 of her world go round, could easily arrange a videoconference? :)
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