I’m quite busy with many projects at work and home. Meanwhile, Peichi is happily studying German and when not doing that, is preparing healthy, yet tasty breakfasts, dinners and many breads.
This past weekend, as I didn’t like having too much tech or work related matters on Peimic, I pulled it out and launched a separate website called TYPO3 Vagabond.
I get asked about not knowing how to speak German. Frankly, I deal with well-educated German professionals everyday that speak English well enough for us to communicate. Otherwise, when it comes to email, Google translate is my friend.
Outside of work, only speaking is a hindrance, but not as much like in Italy or France. In any case, I’ll be starting German classes next Thursday.
Tomorrow afternoon, I’m driving off to the TYPO3 conference to speak Saturday at 9 AM on an application we built where I work. The application helps manage certification and safety training tracking for construction and industrial companies.
A 9 AM presentation is quite early as there’s a party late into Friday night. Therefore, I don’t expect a large audience, but they’ll be a die-hard core and the session video-taped for later viewing.
This will be my shortest conference visit yet, come in Friday morning and leave Saturday night for home. Normally, I come in on Tuesday or Wednesday, raise cheers with friends on Wednesday night, attend a training session or hold business meetings on Thursday, then attend the conference as normal Friday and Saturday. In a way, I looking forward to rushed, but focused aspect of this trip.
On living here in Rosenheim Germany, it’s a real good life. However, it’s a bit expensive if you don’t know the catches. Still, we’re very excited being here and are looking forward to all the new opportunities.
From a note to my mom, `On watching where to walk, it’s more that in some spots, bikes are on the sidewalk and so it’s better to constantly be towards the building when walking than the road is all. Lots of little differences that add up to big cultural divides.`