Last week, during dinner with friends, I was asked about my upcoming travel. I told them I was off to Portland next week, which got me a round of grief for traveling less than 30 miles from home. I then had to explain, "the other Portland", the one on the left coast. Although, there is no reason why a big technology conference shouldn’t come here.
Anyway, next week I’ll be attending OOPSLA, to participate in the Event-Driven Architecture Workshop on Sunday, 10.22.2006 and then attend some sessions on Tuesday 10.24.2006. A session that looks like a must is Design Patterns: Beginnings and Futures — a panel discussion featuring the surviving members of the GOF (Erich Gamma , Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson), in honor of John Vlissides.
The way the conference is setup, for the first time ever, I’ll have a free day to explore another city. Or at least write in a location more interesting than the hotel. If you’re attending OOPSLA and want to meet up, let me know: bda at elementallinks dot com.