Here are some impressions on the SDN meets Labs in Walldorf. It won’t be a review of all the stuff that can be seen. So many things to attend and so little time to see it all, prevent me doing this. So I stick to quickly written impressions. So forgive me for any typos or bad English.
It all started yesterday driving of from Leuven to our hotel in Heidelberg. It went rather smooth. It took only the CD’s from Brice Springsteen, Moby, Discobar Galaxy and Soulwax to get us there. Heidelberg is a rather nice city (certainly with the good weather yesterday), comparable with Leuven, which is of course also a university city. After some delicious Thai food Dries and I headed for the Markstube in Walldorf, where we meet all the well known guys. Finally I could shake hand with my idols.
The next morning we took off for the SDN meets Labs itself. It didn’t start of well. First of all it was raining cats and dogs, there was stau (traffic jams) from and to Heidelberg and Walldorf. Luckily it wasn’t too bad for our direction, but we also took somewhat the wrong direction. My GPS navigator gave up a week ago, so we had to do it with a paper version of the route planner, which isn’t always as accurate as it should be. But we found it in time. Now I come to my first “big” word. You see the SAP logo everywhere. It’s a industry park on its own.
When we registered my second “big” word comes into my mind. So much people and not only from Germany alone. Guys came even from India (was it you Shehryar?) in order to attend this event. There was so many people over there that even not everybody had a seat at the keynote speech.
That’s it for now. My session is soon and I have to start thinking of being nervous. By the way, I’ve taken (and continue during the event) some pics, which you can find on Flickr. Use the tag sdnmeetslabs.