Have conferences, will travel

It’s just been three days in the new year, and my travel agenda looks horribly packed already:

  • Next week I’ll be visiting the East Coast, going back and forth between Boston and Connecticut, possibly with a day in NYC as well. I’ll be landing on the 8th, leaving on the 12th: if anyone wants to join me for a beer or some nice food, just drop me a line and I’ll be happy to share a nice evening out!
  • I will barely have time for my usual trips to the Netherlands and the UK, then it will be time to pack again to attend the Open Source Think Tank in Napa, Feb 7th-9th. I’m really looking forward to this event, as it was one of my best trips last year, with tons to learn, loads of great people to meet and some great golf on top of it. 
  • My transatlantic journeys will be far from over, as in March I’m going to speak at OSBC. I’m really curious to attend what is clearly the best Open Source business event, and I’m sure Matt is going to provide us with something special. While I’m not expecting to stay much longer than what the event requires, I still anticipate to have some time to hang around the Bay Area, so again just shout and I’ll be happy to join you for drinks/food/fun.
  • I won’t even bother to unpack my luggage as I get back to Europe, given that I’m due to speak at ApacheCon Europe in early April. Amsterdam is no surprise for me, of course, but it will be nice to meet again with all the Apache folks. Hopefully I will be able to enjoy the full conference, including the Hackathon I sorely missed in Atlanta.

Whoa. Lots of travel ahead indeed. Yet, lots of exciting stuff going on. 2008 is going to be a key year for me and for Sourcesense: as I’m writing this, I’m seeing our draft plans for the upcoming quarters, and I can clearly notice a lot of amazing things to do, with great customers coming down the line. Bumpy ride as usual, but I’m looking forward to it!