TechEd from 1100 miles away
I was invited to attend TechEd's Academic Computing Curriculum Workshop -- all expenses paid plus free pass to TechEd itself. But for some reason I thought I'd be too busy finishing up my PhD dissertation and declined to go. Now, I have to watch all the TechEd excitement from 1100 miles in Austin and I would not get much done in the next several days due to the distraction. I should have gone to enjoy the sea breeze in San Diego!!!!
But of course, I am still participating TechEd in some ways: Fawcette will run my ".Net mobile" article on Wednesday for their TechEd audience. My wife Ju, an assistant professor at Texas State Univ, will be at the academic workshop to discuss how to teach C# efficiently to university students.
Now, I am struggling whether to attend JavaOne this year. That is awfully close to my PhD defense date!