2004-10-10

:: On the road [OCT 2004]

This post is migrated from my old personal page on people.redhat.com. If it annoys you to see old news, too bad.

Okay, besides from really being on the road, there are hardly any more parallels between my life and Jack Kerouac's book.

So the Expo in Milan was a real success, and the team was just great fun. We had the best of times at the booth and afterwards at dinners. Tiamo Milano!

The show in London was quite cool too. We did not have our own booth there, hanging out at the HP booth. Evenings at the pub were the best part of the trip though!

In Utrecht we had our own huge booth again, I think it was the biggest booth in my history at Red Hat! The team was up to the highest standards again, and I think all of us enjoyed the evenings together.

I have taken a few pictures, and I will publish a few here when I am not on the road anymore, which is not very soon :) Just when the last of the LinuxWorlds -- in Frankfurt -- is over, it will be time to go on tour again -- the Red Hat World Tour, which will span six cities across Europe in just three weeks.

Here are the World Tour dates: November 9: UTRECHT, November 11: STOCKHOLM, November 16: PARIS, November 18: LONDON, November 23: MILAN, November 25: MUNICH. Everybody is welcome to come. Click here if you wish to register. [link expired]

2004-08-08

:: Now and forever - blogs rule! [AUG 2004]

This post is migrated from my old personal page on people.redhat.com. If it annoys you to see old news, too bad.

Okay, so I failed miserably with writing short news updates at least with some regularity...
Now here is a better solution that suits better both my nomadic and frequently workaholic lifestyle and my desire to communicate to the wide world all the amazing thoughts and ideas that come to my mind from time to time. Now there is a blog.
Thanks to Jeremy Hogan, our vaillant Community Relations Manager, I now have an account with blogs.redhat.com.
And now that it is part of my job to represent Red Hat to the public and stuff, and that the blogging app offers a nice interface, and that other people's blogs give me ideas... etc, etc -- NOW I think I will manage to write up a few lines every once in a while. No joking.

Then there's the -- where RHAT users and friends of any given neighbourhood meet in "real life".
I've been asked many times, by many users "Why isn't there a RHAT MeetUp in MY area?" Well... guess why -- right, because you and all the rest of you out there did not register, and so nobody knows you're there and craving to meet others!
So my advice to any of you wishing to meet up with other RHAT users or with RHAT employees: Go and get yourself registered, and then find time and show up at the MeetUp! It is taking place just once a month, and usually the locations are picked where you can have a few beers and something to eat while you talk Linux.
From my experience, it is always worth it.

2004-04-04

:: IKEA and nomadic lifestyle [11 APR 2004]

This post is migrated from my old personal page on people.redhat.com. If it annoys you to see old news, too bad.

The biggest news of the day is that I moved into a new apartment share and bought a load of new IKEA furniture. It took me all Easter holidays to assemble it. Views of the new room interior will be available here -- after I take some pictures.

In about a week I will be sitting in a plane heading to London Heathrow -- to help set up a booth for Red Hat at Linux User and Developer Expo in Olympia. On Wednesday, after the show is over, I will hop back to Munich, re-pack my bags, and move on to the global company meeting in Raleigh, NC the next day.

I should be back in town on May 2.