Together with 100 students to San Francisco !

San Francisco is COOL !!As some people maybe know,  I am lecturing at Technical University of West-Flanders and every year we do a last year trip to USA. The last 5 years we always went to Seattle but this year we will go to San Franciso for the first time. Within 5 hours we are leaving Belgium :-). San Francisco , here we come !

Our program is a mixture of several company visits and some cultural activities.

On Friday we will do kind of Deluxe city tour, eat something at Fisherman’s Wharf and visit Muir Woods. Saturday we will go for a full day excursion to Yosemite Park. Sunday morning we will have a surprise breakfast at Treasure Island, the perfect spot for a picnic :-). And later on sunday we will watch some NBA game at the Arena in Oakland (Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies).

On next monday we will start with the company visits: We start with CISCO and in the afternoon we are visiting Electronic Arts (EA). We will get a EA campus tour and some product demonstrations and presentations.

On tuesday we are going to INTEL where we will get some sessions and in the afternoon we are going to visit Stanford University

Wednesday is the most important day for me : We are going to visit ADOBE !!! Adobe has done a wonderfull job by arranging a really cool program:

  • Welcome by Leslie Buckalew (Director, VW Higher education Solutions) 
  • Michele Turner (vice president, Platform Business Unit): Creating rich and engaging experiences / web 2.0 trends.
  • Ginna Baldasarre (Sr Product Manager) : AM creative suite 3 Overview and Demos
  • Giles Baker (sr Product Manager) : After Effects overview.
  • Jennifer Taylor (Grp Product mgr, Flash Business) : Flash Overview

THANX to ADOBE to organise this wonderfull program !

On thursday we will visit Arts institute , take a ferry to Alcatraz and on friday we are flying home  😦

So it will be and exciting week !

If you are living in San Francisco area and would like to meet or have a drink somewhere, let me know  !

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6 responses to “Together with 100 students to San Francisco !

  1. Peter 29 March , 2007 at 12:07 am

    wow I’m jealous about that itinerary! Have a safe trip Koen, enjoy the week and try to bring back some Adobe goodies for me *lol* 😉

    P.S. If you make it down to Apple in Cupertino — there’s a great outback steakhouse right across the road that you should really try.

  2. Koen 29 March , 2007 at 3:58 am

    ey cool tip Peter; I will definitely try the steakhouse !!
    lets hope that there are still some Apollo shirts left 😉

  3. Leen* 1 April , 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Bro,
    bring me some goodies so I can make the school-guys jalous 🙂 (Pretty please)
    Enjoy the trip!

  4. Christel 9 April , 2007 at 10:26 am

    Hi Koen,

    Het was to fin san francisco, heb genoten van je gezelschap!

    tot binnekort!

    christel

  5. Mr. Jones 10 April , 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Koen,

    thx for the drink the last night en sorry about your lovely hear 😀
    I hope you can laugh about it 😉 The pictures are coming!

    a URL will send to you!

    Greetz

  6. koen 11 April , 2007 at 7:29 am

    @christel : op naar de volgende keer é
    @jones: the last night is one to remember for always , viva Pussy (= guitar) ! LOL I am looking forward to the pictures 😉

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