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AESA – Palm Desert CA

Posted by on December 3, 2006

<meta content=" 2.0 (Linux)" name="GENERATOR" /><meta content="Pat" name="AUTHOR" /><meta content="20061202;17061200" name="CREATED" /><meta content="Pat" name="CHANGEDBY" /><meta content="20061202;17420700" name="CHANGED" /> </p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> </style> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">On Wednesday the 29th I traveled to Palm Springs to attend the annual conference for <a title="AESA" href="">AESA</a> – <em>Association of Educational Service Agencies</em>. The weather was cool and clear with the desert looking as lovely as ever (I do have a thing for wide open spaces…)</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">My colleagues and I stayed at the delightful Palm Desert Marriott and in spite of the occasional tepid meal en-mass and the intensely noisy remodel of the main lobby, had a good time.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">I attended many sessions and on Saturday presented on “ Open Source Alternatives: Options to Commercial Software”. The presentation was a last minute fill-in for a friend who was ill and despite the 8:00am Saturday death-slot, was nicely attended by eight or so brave souls who wanted to know more.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The hour long presentation came off well with only a minor problem with my laptop trying to go to sleep occasionally. Seems my slide clicker does not keep it awake and I have to hit the mouse-stick when the display starts to fade.</p> <p>It was my first presentation constructed and delivered with only free open source software and I have attached it here as a <a title="AESA 2006 Presentation" href="">PDF</a>. 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