So here are a few photos from me that I've taken at the Conference and around. So let's start with my hotel.
It was quite a cheap hotel and to be honest - not the very cleanest one. But I didn't spend much time there anyway, so why bother. But what's that against the litter that I could find on the streets and sidewalks (to not be misunderstood I'd like to add that none of the litter is from me ;-)).
Since I'm quite a heavy smoker, I was quite concerned about the smoking opportunities in California. But it was by far not that tough. Only during the flight I had to help myself with an inhalor, but finding places to smoke was not really hard in CA.
So here's my car that I rented for my 6 day stay in CA - it was an even bigger one than the one I've ordered (which wasn't available at the time when I picked it up, so I got a car one class higher). It had masses of buttons that I even didn't find out what they are good for, but most of them are not needed for driving anyway - so I even got quite used to it and felt quite comfortable (although
I usually don't drive cars with automatic transmission - another thing to get used
It's a bit off-topic, but here's my own car - so you can compare a little bit ;-).
One of the bad things is that I hardly have any photos from the Conference and many are quite hazy. But there are many photos from other attendees of the Conference around - check out here:
If you know more links, please let me know!
But here are two from me - one showing Sheeri during her MySQL Meetup BOF session and the second one shows Giuseppe Maxia receiving his Community Award - seconds before Roland Bouman and me had to face a huge surprise.
I like road and highway photos because they show a lot of the country and what people really see when they visit a specific place. Most photos were taken out of my car.
And last but (by far) not least there was the San Francisco sightseeing tour on April, 23rd together with Roland Bouman and Mike Kruckenberg.