I have to say I am feeling both excited and apprehensive. Excited because I hope there will be some fantastic learning experiences to enjoy and I hope to see some interesting presentations. I’m sure it will be a great week and I hope to learn a lot.
Already building my agenda there have been several clashes of talks on at the same time.
But the crowds make me nervous. I don’t think I’m claustrophobic, but the prospect of being herded with some, what, 30,000 other people seems a scary prospect. I do remember reading from blogs last year that is a spectacularly well organised conference and this makes the flow of so many people somewhat easier so maybe it won’t be as bad as I fear.
I have never been stateside and San Francisco seems a long way from a small scottish town that has less inhabitants than there will be dbas in attendance. Though amusing to see that while Grangemouth may be less well known it is in fact older than ‘Frisco!
So if you bump into the most lost looking guy at OpenWorld do say hello!