The Quarter of Tradeshows

The fourth quarter of 2009 is a busy month in terms of tradeshows for us. The most busiest so far.

I started out with Qt Developers Days in Munich on October 14th and 15th. The event had a record-breaking number of attendees I believe and we had many interested potential and also existing users visiting our little Silver sponsor booth. It also proved to be a good opportunity to get to know all the new members of the so called “Qt Development Framework” Nokia unit.

Last week froglogic was present at two tradeshows in parallel: Andreas and Roberto exhibited at Eclipse Summit Europe while Jan and I manned a booth at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). Jan had a safe and rather short trip there from his home in Austin. I, on the other hand, got stuck in Frankfurt because of heavy fog. Got rebooked onto a flight via London Heathrow on the next day. Of course, my luggage did not make it on the plane so I got to complete my emergency set of toiletries.

My wife and me spent the weekend in San Francisco before the US part of Qt Developer Days takes place. Enjoyed the city which was full of people dressed up for Halloween. Sometimes it was hard to tell whether someone really wore a costume or his normal clothes. Went to a show of the musical Wicked – the “untold” part of the 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

We now moved down south to the conference hotel. It’s located close to San Francisco International Airport. I am convinced that until Wednesday I’ll be experienced enough to tell one type of airplane from the other. But as a beginner I’ll first concentrate on differ landing from starting planes.

Tomorrow Jan and I will use the opportunity to visit some clients in this area. And right after the conference our partner company ICS will provide an open-enrollment Squish training. So lots of activities before I go home.

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