OOPSLA I: Flight and Portland
Yesterday I arrived in Portland, Oregon
for OOPSLA 2006
. I'll give two tutorials there and I have also been on the comittee for two workshops as well as the poster comittee. Portland is actually a really nice city. Relatively small, nice pubs and - very strange for US cities - a really good public transport system based on a light rail train called MAX (bascially a "Strassenbahn"). Inside the city, it is even free. Very useful. I arrived at Portland on Saturday at 11:30 after a 10 hour, non-stop flight from Frankfurt. No connecting flight hassle. Very nice. Also, on the flight they had free wifi. Thanks, Lufthansa. After walking around Portland yesterday (and meetig Arno
in the park, hunting birds with his giant telephoto lens :-)). We then had dinner with Robert Hirschfeld (HPI) and Klaus Ostermann (TU Darmstadt). At about 10 pm I went to bed, and after 9 hours of resting sleep I am now comparatively fit :-). More OOPSLA reports will follow during the week.