I'm spending the week at the SHARE conference in Austin. As far as I know, SHARE has never been in Austin before. It's really nice to not have to fly anywhere to attend and instead be able to drive to the conference from my home about 30 miles North of here.
The keynote speaker this morning was Miles O'Brien (until recently of CNN). He gave a great talk about the negative impacts of technology on the environment (billions of old PCs in landfills in China as one example) and suggested ways that we in the IT field can turn things around and improve the situation going forward. This talk was very much in line with the IBM Smart Planet initiative which is great to see.
I had the pleasure of speaking right after Miles and got to chat with him for a few minutes before my talk. He seems like a really nice guy with a great sense of humour. I always enjoyed his broadcasting on CNN and will start following him on his blog now.
Anyway, I have sessions to go and chair now. SHARE is well and truly under way!
Spending the week at SHARE in Austin