Being honest, there's nothing much that captivates me about flying from Atlanta (ATL) to Houston (IAH). I am usually not one to pack my luggage days in advance, but rather got up this morning around 5:30 AM and began selecting a few pieces to wear throughout the week. That took about 40 minutes, so if you see me with mismatch sockies please feel free to shout.
Finally, I put my son on the school bus, then drove my daughter to school. Once back at home, I cleaned up a bit and off to the airport I went. I met up with fellow coworker and business partner at IntellPartners, Ted Mauldin, with who I would be traveling.
The flight to Houston was uneventful, with just a few rough patches throughout. Approaching Houston, you could see some of the gloominess predicted in the weather forecast.
|Houston's Downtown - a gloomy day on the approach|
|"Houston we have landed"|
First stop was the George R. Brown Convention Center where the GPUG DayONE and Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2012 events will be hosted. The Convention Center is close to 2 million sq. ft., making it one of the 10 largest in the United States (in contrast, Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center is roughly 3.9 million sq. ft., putting it in the top 4 in the US). Regardless of size, this place will be buzzing with close to ten thousand Convergence attendees come Sunday.
|George R. Brown Convention Center|
|Business district skyline, as seen from across the Discovery Park|
|Mariano Gomez, Errol Schoenfish, and Pam Misialek|
|The Dynamics Community Team|
|The eOne Business Solutions team|
Tomorrow, the day will start with breakfast with my good fried David Musgrave and his wife, Jennifer. David is out and about attending a rodeo event. Can't wait to see his blog about this tomorrow. The evening will end with a nice dinner with the Microsoft Dynamics Community team. Check in tomorrow for details on the happenings.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP