I’ve been quiet and I’ve been on the road (although like many people, I’m twittering wildly).
- Last week I was in Sheffield.
- This week I am staying in Edinburgh, working with a customer in Scotland. My first time stopping in the city, and it is lovely – I only wish I had a camera with me.
- On Friday night I’ll be at Minibar in London. Hope to meet some of my blog and Twitter contacts there.
- From Saturday I will be in dazzling Las Vegas, attending and speaking at the WebSphere Services Technical Conference, an internal IBM event. I’ll be speaking on File Handling Choices in WebSphere Message Broker v6 on Wednesday afternoon, and generally enjoying the huge opportunities to learn from my peers for the rest of the week. I had a great time at the event last year, and this will be a good chance to get together with colleagues again, so I’m looking forward to it. I’ll try to blog the event, and suggest a tag of wstc2007 for other attendees who might want to follow suit.
- On my return, I’ll be back here in Edinburgh for most of May.
Thanks to Roo, I’m now also starting to play with Dopplr. It’s a remarkably simple idea – mark the dates when you’ll be in a particular place and work out when contacts might be in that same location. In true Web 2.0 style it has the usual feeds, tagging, Google Maps mashup, etc.. Looks very useful. The information is limited to you and the group of trusted other travellers, and it is invite-only (and I’m currently out of invites), but I think this “trusted circle” idea is probably a sound one. Looking forward to seeing how the service develops.
 aka “webspherepalooza”… that is, if you are Kelly…