With the weather turning decidedly spring-like, tourists flock to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and to Washington’s Mall area. The past weekend was the Cherry Blossom festival, and despite his original idea that he wasn’t traveling yet, Abesh Bhattacharjee visited both cities. He’s carrying an Android phone (with no data plan yet), and I managed to locate him among the crowd in Baltimore, as did Dan McWeeney in D.C. My short visit with Abesh occurred outside the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
We talked about traveling, about geographies, climate and cuisine, and a bit about corporate mergers and SAP MII projects. Abesh took on the challenge of project management with his new company and new role, moving away from a developer role to an architect role. He told me about his theater hobby work, inspired and coached by Marilyn Pratt. We traded comparisons of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, 3G, CDMA and GSM. He glanced at the consumer electronics store across Pratt Street, which might stock the new Apple tablet, but it’s closed on Sundays.
In our brief micro-SAP-Mentor-meet-up, I managed a still photo, a video (later uploaded to YouTube) and an MP3 recording ( NOW: in the SCN archives ). With no car, and no drivers license, Abesh has travel limits, though I expect to see him a few more places in the U.S. over the next few months.
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Here we are with Baltimore’s World Trade Center and part of the Inner Harbor in the background.
Handheld camera work, including a 360 degree view of downtown from where we sat.