Back from the Future (of Web Apps, and from Paris)

I start out with the best of intentions when I travel, but as you can see, I haven’t blogged nearly as much as I’d have liked to while on this trip — which, ideally, would have been more than zero posts. Tomorrow, it’s back to the States, winding up this London/Paris tour after just over a week, so I’m squeezing in this update.

London was lots of fun, but a little stressful; spreading a panel appearance, a solo talk and a half-day workshop across three days turns out to be one of the less relaxing ways to see a city, as it turns out. Still, I had a great time there, thanks in part to the warm hospitality of the folks at Carson Systems, who really know how to put on a terrific conference. It’s pretty amazing what their small team manages to pull off, and if you’re thinking of heading to their upcoming Future of Web Design or Future of Online Advertising conferences, you’ll be just as impressed, I’m sure of it.

I did a lot more kicking back here in Paris, where the food, wine and décor is a world apart. Amazing, is the word. No offense meant to London town, but this city gets further under my skin with each visit; it’s thoroughly — at times unconscionably — beautiful. I like it here a lot. If only I’d paid attention in eighth grade French class, I might actually be able to carry on a conversation here, as well. At the very least, I was able to be here for my father’s sixty-ninth birthday, which makes me very glad. All around, a worthy leg of the journey.

Okay, that’s it for now. I’m off to get one more ridiculously, ridiculously good meal. I’ll be back in the blogging seat within a day or two, and before too long, publishing some more substantive posts in which I’ll share some of what I presented in London.

  1. It was great meeting you at FOWA, and thanks for the insightful and entertaining talk. I totally agree about London. It has a groove that takes you weeks to get into, still not even sure I’m there yet. Give it some time 🙂 Looking forward to your return to the blog. Take care.

  2. Hi there, thanks for your talk at FOWA. I’ve been struggling to get large teams to behave nicely and your slides are helping.

    One in particular is having a lot of impact, the shot of all the Outlook prefs windows:-)

    All the best.

  3. Hey Khoi,

    It was such a joy having you at the event. Thanks for taking so much time out for us. We got a ton of positive comments about your talks!

    Please keep in touch.


  4. Would LOVE to hear how the presentation went. Looking fwd to an overview or something tangible for those of us who couldn’t make it.

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