Through the years I have done quite some business trips for various reasons, ranging from conferences, visiting team members, searching for new team members or install software. I see each of those trips as an opportunity to learn and to gain some experience which I can use in my professional career. Below you can find some of the trips I have done and where there was limited amount of time to explore the area, which is not always possible. Often it’s from the airport to the customer, work and go back to the airport.
Dataworks Summit Barcelona I attended the Dataworks Summit hosted by Hortonworks in Barcelona in March 2019. The conference is about big data, hadoop, analytics and
Serbia The company where I work has bought a company which has a division in Serbia, Belgrade. The data scientists team is located over there
India – Hyderabad 2018 – I had to fly to India to perform some interviews to form a new team of data engineers and data
Ukraine 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 – At work we collaborate with an off shore company located in Kyiv, Ukraine. Visits for work are
Teradata Partners in Anaheim (Los Angeles) 2017 – Teradata Partners was hosted in Anaheim. I departed directly from Milan where we enjoyed a weekend with friends.
Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta (Georgia) 2016 – Microsoft decided to kill the famous TechEd Europe conference after many years and only hosted the USA one.
Singapore I combined a week of work visit with a couple of free days to explore the country. I remember Singapore as a clean, safe
South Africa – stuck in a resort At the time of 2009 I was working in a company doing access control and time registration management.
Angola – 200 km off shore on an oil platform I came to Angola to install software on a vessel. Initially I thought the vessel