Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Small review of my yesterdays talk at JBUG Munich (updated with pictures)

I've been invited for some time by Serge Pagop to talk at the JBoss User Group Munich. Yesterday was the big day then.

Munich is not that far from Stuttgart, but the train connection is still slow because part of the tracks are built over 100 years ago, so that the fast train can nevertheless only run 60km/h in some places.

When I arrived in Munich I first met with Heiko Braun from the jBPM team to have lunch together and to talk about Jopr and RHQ and to give him a hands on introduction.

We also took a photo for all of you that don't believe that we are not the same person:

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Heiko (left) and Heiko (right)

Afterwards I worked from his office for some time and then went to the meeting venue (the linked page offers a link to the slides).

Attendance was around 15 people of which there were 4 people from Red Hat Munich. It was nice to meet them too and I think they were happy to get information about RHQ, Jopr and JBoss ON directly from the source.

My talk went on for 1,5 hours - I was showing some slides and also the live system, as well as introduced into plugin-writing (again, slides with all the links etc. should be available soon from the JBug web site).

After talk we had some Q&A and then went into the other room to conclude the meeting with Pizza.

My train back left in Munich on time and I arrived back in Stuttgart at 1:20am this morning. There is no more tram going at that time, so I decided to take a Taxi. Unfortunately I did not have enough cash with me, so I asked about credit card acceptance. "Yes, no problem". But as the driver heard that I don't want to travel a big distance, he indicated me to leave his taxi again "I don't accept credit cards for such a small distance". So I had a 25mins walk from the train station to my home (Germany is no Service Oriented Country).

Here are some impressions from the event:


Serge and I


Part of the audience


Me talking


Socializing after the talk


Greg said...

I really thought you were living a double life until that photo :)

Michael Neale said...

I still don't believe it - that could be a photoshopped image for all I know ;)

Sounds like a fun meet up though.