Video Trip Report: If this is Tuesday, this must be Cairo
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.
P.S. Thanks to http://blog.bloggingitloud.com/ for the guerilla footage of the TechEdME Keynote.