A quick taxi ride got us to the conference hotel really quickly, so we were nice and early for the PEOUG event.
After the introductions by Miguel Palacios, it was time for the first sessions of the event. Of the English speakers, first up were Debra Lilley and Dana Singleterry. Debra had some problems with her laptop, so she did her presentation using mine and all went well. Dana did his session over the net, so I sent a few Tweets to let him know how things looked and sounded from our end. I figured a bit of feedback would help reassure him there weren’t any technical issues.
My first session of the day came next. I had a good sized audience and some of the people were brave enough to ask questions at the end. I had some in English and some in Spanish using the translation service to help me.
Debra fixed her laptop by the time her next session started, but her clicker died, so she borrowed mine. Dana’s second session was at the same time as Debra’s, so I flitted between the two, sending a few feedback Tweets to Dana about his session again.
After that session, Ronald, Debra, Pelinio, Enrique and myself ducked out to get some lunch in a place down the street.
After lunch, both Ronald and I each had back-to-back sessions. I did my Cloud Database and Analytic Functions talks. I feel like they went well. I hope the crowd did too.
There was one more set to talks, all from Spanish speakers, including a very full web session by Edelweiss from Uruguay. After that we got together for the closing session and some prize draws. I didn’t understand what was being said, but everyone seemed really happy and in good spirits, so I think the whole day was well received. Certainly all the feedback we got was very positive!
Big thanks to Miguel, Enrique and everyone at PEOUG for inviting us and making us feel welcome. Thanks to the attendees for coming to the sessions and making us feel special by asking for photos. Also, big thanks to the ACE Program for making this possible for us!
So that marks the end of this years OTN Tour of Latin America for me. Sorry to the countries in the northern leg. I hope I will be able to visit your folks soon!
Debra and I are going to visit Pikachu Machu Picchu over the next couple of days, then it’s back home to normal life for a while.
I’ll write a summary post to close off this little adventure when I get home. Once again, thank you all!