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What Is It About This Conference?

Written By: cahwyguy - Wed Aug 03, 2011 @ 8:27 pm PDT

Two years ago, when the UCDMO conference was in Dallas TX, I had this awful cold. I lived on soup, and discovered there are no decent Jewish delis in Dallas. Guess what? I seem to have acquired a cold again. I’m not looking forward to the flight back tomorrow.

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Tonight I thought I would try Giordanos again for dinner. Their pizza oven was working, but it was a half-hour wait for dinner, plus then another forty-five for the pizza. Given my cold, I didn’t feel like waiting. I went across the street to Noodles and Company and had a bowl of chicken soup and some mac and cheese.

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This is not a city that would do well in an earthquake. Walking back, I took a set of stairs and ended up on the “lower” streets. It looks like most of the streets in the downtown Chicago loop are multi-decker (for example, around the hotel, there appear to be three levels). We’d never do that in LA. I found an explanation of the streets here.

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Next year, the UCDMO conference is in Orlando FL, July 23-26. Big whoop. I’ll be in Orlando in December 2011 for ACSAC, and again in December 2012 for ACSAC. The location isn’t a draw, so the content better be good :-).

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