Hello, Randy Powell back again. Yes, I just got back from a short visit to the panhandle of Nebraska in the beautiful town of Scottsbluff. Local sites along the Oregon Trail include the Chimney Rock picture I took
and the actual "bluffs" that were both famous Oregon Trail landmarks to the 19th century pioneers. I have many relatives in this area and it is always nice to visit with them.
However, it is "somewhat" different than the sights and sounds in Asia (ASEAN) where I spent time this summer on both vacation and then on business. Several months ago my blog discussed my trip to China and the SOA Lifecycle technical briefing my colleague Lucas Ma Lin and I presented. During this Asian ASEAN tour I delivered the updated and refreshed version of this SOA Lifecycle briefing in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Makati (Manila), Jakarta and then finally in Singapore. My colleague, Paul Coates, joined me in the first 3 cities of this tour and provided customers with his expertise on Open Source technology as well as what IBM is doing in the Open Community space. This message was tightly aligned with the SOA Lifecycle message and generated a great deal of interest with the 100's of customers we spoke with. We work very hard while "on the road" and contrary to those that think global travel is all fun `n games, it can be very tiring. However, on weekends when we're not travelling we sometimes do have the opportunity to relax and re-charge the batteries.
Here is Pattaya Beach where we spent one Saturday that other than an experience with local tattoo artists (now that's another story!) Paul and I had a great day! Cheers until next time - Randy