I just finished a 3 day seminar here in Zurich however with Oracle University. They even made t-shirts for everyone which I thought was pretty cool:
There have been t-shirts given away at seminars before, but never an “asktom” one – I wasn’t expecting that, they did it on their own and handed them out the last day.
This was a very good seminar – usually we go from 9am to 4/4:30 pm each day and maybe finish up a little early on the last day - but this time we did 3 solid days from 9-5 and didn’t even cover 100% of the material I normally do (got most of it). The audience was really interactive – I thoroughly enjoyed that, lots of questions, lots of interesting questions. I picked up a new idea or two myself as a result.
The venue I talked at was the Zurich Development Center. It was a pretty nice place as far as conference centers go. It did have the strangest way to label floors however:
When they first told me to take the elevator “DOWN” to floor six (I walked in on the ground floor), I thought maybe the got the English words backwards – but no, they really meant to take the elevator DOWN to six from the ground floor. It was the strangest numbering scheme, but it worked…
Today I walked around Zurich taking the sites in and around town. Walked for a couple of hours – lots to see. Only wish it had been a couple of degrees warmer.
Anyway, back home tomorrow – with no travel scheduled for an entire month. That’ll be nice for a change – should be able to get caught up on everything and enjoy the holidays.