Rob was kind enough to offer me a ride to the airport as he was on his way out to a fishing weekend. We stopped at the Ramada Plaza to pick up my luggage and on the way to the airport I was able to pick up some nitty gritty details that went into making some of the Web Client features possible. Particularly, the work that was done around performance optimization called my attention. We also catch up on some of our personal life experiences and family, of course.
Upon arrival at the Hector International Airport, I quickly checked in at the Delta Airlines counter and went through the TSA security checkpoint. With all Technical Airlift travelers heading out of town, the security lines were a bit busy, as expected. Patience was clearly a must while clearing security with a number of people carrying everything from new Microsoft keyboards to laptops and other paraphernalia acquired at the campus store.
|"Composure Area" sign after TSA security checkpoint at Hector International Airport in Fargo|
I had arrived 2 hours prior to my departure to decompress from the long week and it sure paid off as I had a chance to catch up with recently minted MVP Belinda Allen. An interesting fact about Belinda is that she is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) organization as a direct result of her lineal descent from 3 patriots of the American Revolution. Belinda has done extensive research on her family and has quite the stories to tell.
It was time to board.
|Hector International Airport - Gate 2 departure tarmac|
|Fargo Executive Jet Center|
|Fargo (right of Red River) - Moorhead (left of Red River) bridge|
|Minnesota: Land of the 10,000 Lakes|
|Mississippi National River and Recreation Area|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport|
|Microsoft Dynamics GP MVPs Mariano Gomez and Belinda Allen|
Well, this concludes my Microsoft Dynamics GP Technical Airlift 2012 experience. As usual, please wait for my wrap up post with links to presentation material, code, and other community posts on the event.
Until next post!
Mariano Gomez, MVP