Today I wanted to go to a comic book store to buy some graphic novels for my son. The store was only a quarter of an hour from where we stay, and it opened at 10 AM, so we took our time to wake up. However, at 9:30, we received a phone call asking us if we wanted to meet X from company Y. X being a first name, and Y being a major company.
We had three meetings today. First we met the guys from Orbeon:
They are doing cool stuff with forms in general; we're doing cool stuff with forms in PDF.
So we showed them what we're doing; and they showed us what they're doing:
It was a good meeting. It's always nice to share experiences with other developers.
This morning, we drove to San Francisco. Parking in San Francisco is always a problem, especially if you can't pay with your credit card and you don't have any change. We had coffee to get some coins:
Our first meeting was at Heroku:
On Friday, we had the grande finale of the immersion week.
We have been working late on Thursday night:
This is me pitching iText:
Yesterday, we answered mail in between the sessions.
Today was somewhat different. We arrived on time, but later than others, and the room was full:
There wasn't much room to work:
Yesterday, we started the "University Workshop" (aka the "Silicon Valley immersion week").
These are the speakers who will teach us all about doing business in the US:
We started our first full day in the valley with a visit to the mall.
We had a special request from somebody named Isabelle H.: we need more pictures with Valérie.
Eat your heart out Astrid Bryan, because here's Valérie with her pimped out chromed out Ford Escape:
This is what we had in our shopping cart:
Always nice. Thank you Pascal!