LISA Global Summit in NYC: Intro session
Good lord. What have they gotten me in to.
I’m sitting in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC, maybe a 1/2 block from Grand Central. As near as I can tell the only “practicing” geek in the room. I say practicing because after hobnobbing with people last night I was able to see that underneath their suits there are a few former developers around here.
The most disheartening thing is there is NO WIFI. About to break out the smoke signals to communicate back to the big world outside. Needless to say there is no unofficial conf. wiki or IRC channel.
In khakis and a polo shirt I’m the least dressed up person at this gig.
A few points from the 5 minute intro.
- UNESCO linking Cultural diversity to our survival much like Bio-diversity.
- Only 17 countries here (there’s what? 27 countries represented at Harrisonburg Public schools?).
- 1 billion on the Internet. (North America 22%, Asia 35%, Europe 29%)