Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Trip: SIOUG, HROUG and PGCONF.eu

Quick update of the plans for October.

This is the approximate route:

It will include 3 conferences.
The Slovenian OUG:

The Croatian OUG:

And the European PostgreSQL conference:

Drop me a message if you want to meet up on any of those events.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

OUG meetings Spring 2017

Planning is in the air.

This spring, if all continues to go well, I will visit six events in a nice, long spring "tour". And here is the Logo-and-Link-fest of the various events:

15-16 May, the Riga Dev Days (RDD):
Riga Dev Days.

24-26 May: Serbian Oracle User Group conference in Zlatibor:

Serbian Oracle User Group - Zlatibor Conference.

30 May: meetup of RoOUG

02-04 June: BgOUG spring conference :

15-16 June: the OGH tech experience:

Austrian Anwender Conference.

I cannot wait to get on the motorcycle again. On a map, it looks like this:

Hmm, if I stretch it, I could make an interactive Google-map with all the events + dates on it. But I'm too lazy; I'd rather go visit those places by motorcycle... 

The map link for the complete trip-plan is here, if you want to zoom in on the details: https://goo.gl/maps/1YvXPzCowMJ2 .

And if you live along that route and feel like grabbing a cup of Coffee while I check the Wifi Signal: Contact me!

Regrettably, I will have to skip two events due to time constraints: OUGF and ITOUG
I have politely cancelled going to Helsinki this year. I’m really sorry to miss the OUGF.fi Harmony event because it is always good quality content and nice social activities. I’ll try to be there next year folks. Kiitosh.

And, although I am very curious, I have to politely skip the (first?) Italian ITOUG tech day on 06 Giugno. I love to go to “new” places and start-up-usergroups, but this one would mean a race from Bulgaria to Milano. I hope to visit an Italian event soon though (it will mean going over the Alps and drinking Good Coffee, always a Pleasure!)

And by the way, I've done trips like this for 3 years in a row now. I know how to do this by now, and it is Great Fun. Check last year's tour on the interactive map-log at MyAdventure.bike...

See  you on an OUG somewhere ! 

Monday, January 09, 2017

Planning the route.

How can I resist Dreaming...

This would be a nice route to do in 2017:

I can get the additional motorcycle-insurance, and some cyrillic phrase-book to help me out. But the real questions are "time", "budget" and will I get enough papers accepted to have make it a "business trip".

The last 3 years, I rode the bike around central Europe (link to my OUG-Tour). I really enjoyed it and took lots of trophy-pictures.

Like this one from a UFO in Bulgaria:

And this one over the Alps:

But... I've never been inside Belarus, Россия or Ukraine yet. And with all the political hoo-haa going on and the fake/real/spin news we get these days I really would like to go and see some of those place for myself. Hence this wild idea (probably a few kilometers too far...)

Could I?
Should I?
If not this year then next?
But the plan begins to germ.

Back to work: I have abstracts to write and to submit.
To do any travel, I first need to get papers into 

Riga Dev Days
Oracle User Group Finland (OUGF.fi) 
Serbian Oracle User Group (SrOUG.rs)
Bulgarian Oracle User Group (BgOUG.org)

And several others on my wishlist, such as Portugal, Poland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia..

Anyway.. back to "real work"
(but I can Dream...)


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