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Rails Conf Europe 2008 and Bratwurst-on-Rails

Posted by arungupta on September 1, 2008 at 11:17 PM PDT

I arrived Berlin yesterday on a non-adventurous United flight from San
Francisco, just the way I like it! The flight from Frankfurt was
delayed 30 minutes but that's normal these days :)



The venue of RailsConf
Europe 2008
is href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/jmaki_netbeans_and_glassfish_in1">same
as last year so street names/geography are somewhat familiar.
But the href="http://www.maritim.de/typo3/deutsch/hotels/hotels/proarte-hotel-berlin.html">conference
hotel was sold out so am instead staying across the street.
Visited Brandenburger
Tor
for a short duration after checking into the hotel. Also
stopped by the Peugeot showroom on href="http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unter_den_Linden">Unter
den Linden and saw popular bear figurines in a side street.
The evening ended with a social gathering celebrating the popular
German
culture
of Bratwurst href="http://www.bratwurst-on-rails.com/">-on-Rails.



It's always exciting to meet my blog readers, thank you! Let me know if
I'm missing any of your expectations.



The tutorial starts today and the conference starts tomorrow. If you
are in Berlin, don't forget to attend the joint href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/glassfish_berlin_brandenburg_jug_and">JUG
and TU-Berlin talk. And my talk on " href="http://en.oreilly.com/railseurope2008/public/schedule/detail/2527">Rails
powered by GlassFish" is scheduled on Thursday, Sep 4 @
1:40pm.



The evening really eneded with a 40 minutes run and dinner in room
service. The href="http://www.nh-hotels.de/nh/de/hotels/deutschland/berlin/nh-berlin---friedrichstrasse.html">Jolly
Hotel
is really nice, newer rooms, courteous staff, delicious and very neatly
prepared Club Chicken
sandwich and prompt room service, definitely a good recommendation.
However the fitness center is minimal with one ultra-loud
treadmill and 3 other basic machines. The hotel staff informed that
they are working on furnishing the fitness center (known as Wellness
Center here). And there is only one American
channel which is only talking about href="http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/08/27/gustav/index.html?iref=mpstoryview">Storm
Gustav and Republican
National Convetion
, href="http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlLA/poli_sci/sarah_palins_daughter_the_juno_of_juneau_93156.asp?c=rss">Juno
of Juneau since my arrival  :(



Anyway, enjoy the pictures so far!


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And the complete album:



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