Wednesday 17 January 2006
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
I got up early to work on a panel proposal for ITiCSE. I got it done
and was in the computer room by its opening at 7:30am. I used SKYPE and
called Phil and Suze. Phil wasn't there but he called me back while I
was talking to Suze -- I now know how I could have used hold.
There first talk was very good -- on using game construction to
teach data structures. I attended a few other talks and mostly worked
on putting together interviews for the oral history project and
finishing up the panel.
The keynote speaker was fair. He included a picture of a baby
holding up his middle finger which I though was in really poor taste
for an academic conference.
It rained in the morning but after the sessions I went for a walk
with Sue Fitzgerald along the Derwent River. We saw a pair of sting
rays almost on the beach. The sunlight was gorgeous and the flowers
I was actually looking for York Street since someone had told me
about a little market that posted pictures of people all over the world
holding York Market bags. After nearly an hour we didn't come to York
Street so we stopped in a post office and asked. Turns out I was
walking in the wrong direction! As we headed back, a woman who had been
in the post office stopped and offered to drive us to the store. We
accepted and thoroughly enjoyed the market.
Sue, me and Norma at the York Market
We walked back to the hotel in just enough time to get to the banquet
The wines were excellent as was the food. We had fish or lamb so I
split my meal with the guy sitting next to me. The banquet wasn't over
until nearly 11