Sunday, 11 May 2008
Barcelona in the rain
In Barcelona at the moment for the Gartner IT Expo Conference. I always enjoy the Gartner conferences - it's a chance to meet with IT professionals from across all sectors, and listen to sessions which aren't directed specifically at HE. The only exception is tomorrow when we have a specific HE day. Barcelona is a beautiful city, but I'm used to seeing it bathed in sunshine. it's therefore a shock to rain lashing down - especially when it's so warm at home! Never mind - it has steadily improved, and I did get to have my favourite lunch of p'am tomaquet (lightly toasted bread rubbed with garlic and tomato and dribbled with olive oil, iberian ham and beer! Walked miles this afternoon, and saw the usual street entertainers on the Ramblas, including a girl blowing huge multi-coloured bubbles. networking dinner tonight with the rest of the UK delegates, and then the first session starts early tomorrow. Will blog about the best ones - there's far to many to write about them all.