I’m going to Brazil!

I have been invited to speak at Latinoware 2009!  It’s October 22-24th and I’m giving a talk on non-relational databases in general, MongoDB in particular.  I’ll be giving it in English, but it’s going to be simulcast in Spanish and Portugese.

I’ve never been to South America, and I’m so excited.  The conference is right near these famous waterfalls that look freakin gorgeous.  It looks like we might be able to check out the rainforest a bit, too (it’s right nearby).  So.  Cool.

I made the travel reservations today and it’s going to take me 15 hours to get there, 19 hours to get back.  The way back has a seven hour stopover, followed by a 10 hour flight.  Ugh… not looking forward to that part of it.  At least it’s at the end of the trip so we can get home and collapse.

Anyway, I am really looking forward to seeing Brazil.  I’m going to try to learn some Portuguese before I go, but I dunno… I hope people speak some English.  I’ve never been very good at picking up (non-programming) languages.

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