Impressions from Penumbra dinner

As a guest at the Penumbra dinner this year, I can’t tell you how honored and pleased I felt to be there. This was truly one of those events that will stay in the memory banks for a long, long time. In addition to getting to meet many of the Penumbra members, there were just a slew of IBMers there that I really enjoyed getting to spend time with. I also cornered Libby Schwarz for a few minutes and harassed her into agreeing to come speak at a SNUG meeting in the future since she’s just down the road in Houston. You’re a doll, Libby! Thx in advance.

Another conversation I had that truly floored me: Ambuj Goyal. Wow!

As Andrew Pollock wrote about in his blog, I was truly impressed by Mr. Goyal’s depth and friendliness. I was also suprised to find out we’re both former UT Longhorns! I’m crossing my fingers as I say this, but I reached a tentative agreement with him for a special event in Dallas in the not too distant future.

Oh, almost forgot. Libby said something that’s got me rubbing my head, surely it’s a mistake. Is DeveloperWorks really going to be in Garland TX this year? Are you kidding? While it would be awesome for the local Lotus community, I just can’t see how Garland could have ever been selected. I’ll do some research to confirm that one.

I’ve got a lot of pictures from the dinner and from Turtle’s Gonzo party later that evening, but right now I’ve got to go help David get the Studio Blog code finished up and the CD cases stuffed.

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  1. Hi Lance,

    yes, you caught me in a generous mood — we’ll find some time to get me to the DFW area for a user group meeting, I promise.

    As for the dwLive in Texas in the summer thing, well, I was wrong. It’s Grapevine, not Garland. Here: http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylordtexan/

    http://www-306.ibm.com/software/rational/events/ruc2004/

    They currently seem to only be listing it as the Rational user conf, but I *was* told at one point that it was the equivalent of the dwLive from last year — we’ll have to see…

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