The road to Amsterdam is paved with....

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/07/04 02:59 -04:00, original URI:

Well, I'll explain about the title in a minute. :-)

But I made it to Amsterdam! I have registered for TechEd Europ e, gotten my speaker badge, shirts,  and swag, and am ready to go.

My sessions:

DAT290: Databases for the World: Designing Multilingual Databases Using SQL Server 2005

Tuesday, July 5th, 12:00 -- 13:15

DAT319: Databases for the World: Best Practices for Search in Multilingual Data Sets Using SQL Server Collation for Sorting and Indexing

Wednesday, July 6th 16:30 -- 17:45

Also, I am scheduled in the "Ask the Experts" area, located in the Exhibition Hall, at the following times:

Tuesday, July 5th, 13:30 -- 15:00

Thursday, July 7th, 13:30 -- 15:00

And I will be around an about throughout the event....

The screw-up that made a portion of the trip here stressful did not happen until the plane landed. I had some miles to burn so I had upgraded my ticket and it was a very comfortable flight. But once we were on the ground they did not bring the scooter up. The KLM folks were not being very helpful, either. I mostly kept my cool and I ran into Mike Hernandez who hung out and was also very supportive in this rough time. Turns out they sent it down to oversize baggage (despite the info where the delivery was to be planeside was clearly on the slip).

But I am here now, and everything I need is here now, too -- and I am ready to talk to customers!

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