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Mark Atwood
Arrived at the 2007 MySQL Convention and Expo
I've arrived safe, and mostly sound. My laptop battery is just a little bit shorter than the flight from SEA to SJC. The MySQL employees are being subjected to staff meetings and then Mandatory Party, while I get to putter around the hotel and conviention center. Also going on right now in the convention center is a meeting for people with dyslexia, a meeting for regional veterinarians, a "Coin Stamp and Collectables" show (sponsored by eBay), and a bird mart. Apparently, last year it was a convention of workworking hobbyests, which would have been pretty darn cool.

I finished my slides last night, then showed them to Sheeri, who promptly and properly critiqued them to heck and back. I had basically done every bad thing from every bad ppt presentation I had ever been forced to sit thru. So I stayed up and rewrote them into something much more lively. (The key rule of thumb is to but the questions, but not the answers, on the slides.)

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Current Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara CA
Current Mood: hungry hungry

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jatg From: jatg Date: April 22nd, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck! I know you've worked hard!
amythis From: amythis Date: April 23rd, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
But the spelling was good, right? :-J

Best of luck this week!
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: April 25th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey I offered to help with the PP. {;o)
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