Sunday, May 20, 2012

Checking In...

Well, we had a fantastic event at Knowledge12 earlier this week.  As always, I had a chance to meet and talk with many customers, partners, and colleagues – learned a lot, and hopefully helped a few people.  I presented at one lab (on “field normalization”) and helped with four others.  These were all really great labs – we got lots of positive feedback and enthusiasm from the attendees.  I was overwhelmed with the size and polish of the event – it no longer feels like amateur hour; instead, it looks like something put on by Microsoft or Oracle.  Totally awesome!

Right after the event, I hopped on an airplane for the U.K., where I'll be meeting with a bunch of our customers this coming week to talk about our Discovery and Runbook products.  I arrived early Saturday morning, which means I had the weekend to decompress a little after Knowledge12.  If you know me at all, you know that my idea of decompression normally involves walking and nature.  I'm staying in Twickenham, which is just a few minutes by train from Kew Gardens, and that's where I've spent the bulk of the past two days.  I brought my Fujifilm X100 over with me, and I took over 600 photos in the gardens.  The rock gardens, alpine house, rhododendrons, azaleas, bluebells, and Paulownia collections were my favorite parts – though the entire gardens are so beautiful that it's hard to choose.  Just a few of my favorites below...

Rock garden

Note the peacock!

Geese are everywhere!

Jade vine

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