PyCon 2008 (Chicago) – On the Road

 This is my first post. I thought I should start writing about my Python experiences and coincidently, PyCon was just getting ready to start. So I decided to wait so I could write about something that could be truly cool. This will also be my first PyCon and my first time in Chicago. My company paid for the trip and it’s been an interesting experience so far.

I live in the middle of Iowa so the trip took about 5 1/2 hours of driving or 299 mile, according to Google Maps. To get here, I decided to use a Garmin Nuvi 350 GPS unit. It worked flawlessly other than that it took me on to some toll roads. I haven’t figured out a way to fix that.

Upon reaching my destination at the DoubleTree Inn, I quickly checked in and after dinner, I went to see if I could help the ChiPy (Chicago’s Local User Group) stuff swag bags. They actually seemed to have too much help, but I met a few interesting folks.

I will write another post about Tutorial Day soon.  See you then!

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