Monday at OOW
Busy day today... Went to the initial keynotes and because I thought my meet and greet was at 11:30, not 11:00 (as it was) I showed up late. It worked out OK though as we stayed for an extra half hour till 12:00 and everyone stayed. It was a good event, lots of questions and I appreciate Tim Hall being there on time (really, I'm never late, this is the first time in forever I can remember messing up the timing like that!)
Later, I had my first talk. It was nerve wracking watching the room go from this:
but I wasn't really nervous until this guy came in:
Ken Jacobs - aka "Dr DBA". I had to make him part of the presentation and quickly did - from the very first slide. He was instrumental in founding the division I work in and I've known him for a long long time. When I got a question on asktom once about "why is dual named dual?" he was the only one that could help get the true answer! (although as I look back at that thread, I really like the answer I gave to the next 'review' - "I will never talk to you again" :)
Anyway, full room, lots of chuckles (when I expected them, not during any of the serious parts...) - all in all, I thought it worked out OK.
Tomorrow, another busy one - it'll slow down by Thursday. Sort of glad I'm staying way off the beaten path. Makes me get to the hotel early at night and into bed at a reasonable hour.