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Business trip

February 26th, 2007 by Jeff | Dump Core

For all the shows and cons I’ve been to, I’ve only been on an official business trip once. I went to a FOCUS conference way back in 1999 down at Disney World; I remember the date clearly, because it was my first birthday after our wedding, and I was in Florida while my wife was stuck back in North Carolina. I tagged along with my wife when she went to a conference last year (again in the Orlando area, and while she was four months pregnant), but I don’t count that since I spent most of my time there stuck in the hotel room working remotely over VPN (or at least trying to since the hotel’s Internet access was lousy).

When I went to WDW for the FOCUS event, I actually announced it in the GPF News on the off chance some reader might have been going as well. Of course, back in ’99, GPF’s readership was much, much lower than it is today, so the odds that some Faultie was also a FOCUS developer who just happened to be going to the same conference were pretty low. Needless to say, I didn’t run into any adoring fans (or even abhorring ones), and being the social wallflower I tend to be, I spent a lot of my downtime in my hotel room or at one of the Disney parks.

Well, it’s eight years later, and I’m finally going on another business trip. I’ll be going to Brigham Young University on April 5-6 to attend the ID+SCORM conference being held at their conference center. It’s still not 100% official, but my manager told me today that he specifically wants me to go. Of course, considering the highly specialized nature of SCORM and ADL, the likelihood that any of you out there are also in that field is still pretty slim, but I thought I’d mention it anyway. I haven’t decided if I’ll mention it on the News or not; it’s not exactly GPF-related, but those of you who read this blog regularly are a tiny fraction of those who read the comic.

Then again, I’ll be in Howard Tayler’s backyard, so maybe I should look him up….

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