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Thanks, Geoff Appleby
I have Geoff Appleby to thank (and Charles Sterling ) for planting the seed in some people's minds for me to go to Australia back when Chuck was soliciting names to keynote TechEd 2005 in Australia/New Zealand. I finally met Geoff in Canberra . Thanks, Geoff!
9 Dec 2005
The Charcoal, Canberra, Australia
A photo from my last official stop on Frank Arrigo's Steak House Tour of Australia - The Charcoal in Canberra - with (l to r) Frank Arrigo , Jeff Alexander , David Treadwell , David Lemphers , and myself.
8 Dec 2005
Andrew Coates Rocks
I'm finally getting around to going through photos from the trip to Australia for the Ready Launch Tour. This photo is of me with Andrew Coates , who was my de facto host on the tour and terrific presentation coach. As noted in my Adelaide post, I don't think Coatesy was blown away by speaking skills...
8 Dec 2005
Australia 2005 - Ready to Cry
Friday night we unofficially added one more steak house to the Steak House Tour of Australia: The Prime , which is a cozy restaurant nestled in the lower level of the GPO Building. Unfortunately, Saturday was our last day in Sydney. We woke up earlier than needed because I misread the departure time...
4 Dec 2005
Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Canberra
In Canberra (Australia’s national capital) we stayed at Hyatt Hotel Canberra , which was quite elegant. The event for Canberra was held at the National Convention Center. The community launch event at Microsoft Canberra was terrific as I finally met Anthony Borton and Geoff Appleby . I also spoke briefly...
2 Dec 2005
Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Sydney
Our trip from Melbourne to Sydney got off to a great start; Qantas oversold Economy Class and we were bumped up to comfy Business Class. If only we could have such luck on the mind-numbing flight back to the States come next Saturday. We arrived in Sydney as the skies began to clear from a morning...
28 Nov 2005
Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Melbourne
We were up early for our flight to Melbourne . This was a quick flight - only an hour or so. We arrived in Melbourne and got a great ride to the wrong hotel (our fault, not the driver’s – he took us where we told him to go). We finally made it to the correct one, Sofitel Melbourne , in time to get unpacked...
25 Nov 2005
Australia 2005 - Ready to Rock Adelaide
Our United flight from San Francisco to Sydney was largely uneventful, but served as reminder (my last 747 flight was in '88) that Economy Class bites. I had planned to rehearse my demos sometime during the flight, but there was so little space I didn't bother powering up my notebook. I had even carted...
25 Nov 2005
Australia 2005 - Ready to Connect
Arrived in San Francisco. Having dinner at a Mexican restaurant by Gate 94 in the international terminal. Boarding should start in an hour or so. Last time I was on a 747 was back in '88.
19 Nov 2005
Australia 2005 - Ready to Go
The bags are packed and I've been rehearsing my demos for Launch 2005 events in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. From Seattle-Tacoma, we're flying to San Francisco and then catching an overnight flight to Sydney. Once there, we jump back on a plane and make the hop over to Adelaide. If all goes...
19 Nov 2005
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