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In June 2010 I attended ODTUG Kaleidoscope 2010 in Washington D.C. I got this T-shirt:

But I didn’t get just a T-shirt, I got an awesome experience. And most importantly I got to be part of a fabulous community of friends all over the globe without whom I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Being hooked from day one, I’ve been to each and every Kscope since – attending, speaking, ambassadoring, volunteering at all community service days, having fun, helping others, getting help, and so on. In short: getting my yearly inoculation against LowTech Syndrome.

It’s also taken me around the US:

Kscope10 Washington D.C
Kscope11 Long Beach, California
Kscope12 San Antonio, Texas
Kscope13 New Orleans, Louisiana
Kscope14 Seattle, Washington
Kscope15 Hollywood, Florida
Kscope16 Chicago, Illinois
Kscope17 San Antonio, Texas
Kscope18 Orlando, Florida
Kscope19 Seattle, Washington

And now I am just *so* ready to go to Seattle for Kscope19 (my 10th anniversary Kscope), where I’ve got a packed schedule:

Add to that:

  • Attending 8(ish) other presentations and learn something (still trying to decide which.)
  • Mingle and chat at Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee/Tea Breaks, Happy Hours, etc.
  • Visiting Exhibit Hall and see what’s new.
  • Meet as many old and new friends as possible.

When flying back home, I’ll be bushed, but believe you me – it’s worth it!

I’m not alone in thinking Kscope is a great conference. I do have a couple of colleagues from Trivadis also speaking:

Philipp Salvisberg will be speaking about:

Dani Schnider will be speaking about:

We’re all looking forward to seeing you all in Seattle for ODTUG Kscope19.