I've been in the US for a week now. I've reached Raleigh, the final destination in my short trip in the US. I'll be here for another week before I go back /home. I was in Westford last week and in Boston over the weekend.
I was in Westford to get trained to support Red Hat MRG Messaging. The upstream for this is the Apache QPid Project. This seems to be a very promising product, especially with its speed of messaging. The training was fun and I got to meet some really cool people here, including fellow GSS geeks Ryan Mitchell and Andrew Blum. I got a chance to interact with the qpid hackers too, which was really cool. I attempted to dig a bit into the code to understand some random stuff, but haven't made much headway since.
I left for Boston on Friday and spent the weekend there. I only had enough time to visit the Museum of Science and the Aquarium. We managed time pretty badly though; we could have squeezed in some more. I met up with Philip for lunch today at an interesting place called the Toro in South End, Boston. You gotta go there to try the bone marrow tapas. It was awesome.
Waiting now to get to the mother ship, the GSS headquarters tomorrow; a chance to meet people who I work with across the oceans and across time zones.