Nov 17 2009

Down Under All Over Again

Categories: 2010 Mastering ... Melbourne Dave Rathbun @ 11:02 pm

I got an exciting email earlier… it seems that I have been invited to attend (and present at) the second annual Mastering Business Objects conference in Australia. In my opinion, the conference last year was an excellent event (and I’m not just saying that because I got to go.) I tend to prefer smaller gatherings like user groups or smaller conferences because I get to meet and interact with a lot more people. Oh, and I got to go surfing. :)

This year the event will move a bit south to Melbourne. Here are the specific details as recently published:

Mastering Business Objects
May 31 2010 – June 2 2010
Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, Australia

I will post more details as they become available.

It’s funny because just this evening I was talking to Daniel (my 3rd grader) and he wanted to know (as he was petting one of our family cats) if any cats were poisonous. I told him that as far as I knew, there was only one poisonous mammal, the platypus. Which is native to… Australia. :) After a quick visit to Wikipedia I know now that there are a variety of shrews that are also poisonous, but I felt good about the fact that I at least remembered the platypus.

7 Responses to “Down Under All Over Again”

  1. Comment by Jamie Oswald

    Um, Melbourne is south of Sydney (

    Congrats on going back. Will the family get to ride along this time?

  2. Comment by Dave Rathbun

    Everything is backwards / upside down when you go to Australia, don’t you know that? :-P Fixed the post, thanks.

    Not sure if family will go this time or not yet. It’s the last week of school for kids, and Ginger works in the school system as well. It’s a tough time of year with everything coming to a close and lots LOTS of paperwork to be completed.

  3. Comment by Josh Fletcher

    Great news Dave, I think you’ll like Melbourne even more than Sydney, I definitely do. We are hoping to have more of the team along this year, so I’ll make sure I come along too to catch up again. You coming again too Jamie?

    Cheers, Josh

  4. Comment by Jamie Oswald

    I don’t think I’m going to get back down there this year. I’ll be sure to let you know when I can get back down under. Are you going to try to make it to the American conference next year?

  5. Comment by Josh Fletcher

    I’m going to submit an abstract, if I get selected then I just have to convince the company to pay for flights + accomodation :)

    So fingers crossed everyone…!

    - Josh

  6. Comment by Tom Nather

    Hey thanks for giving them my name. I just dropped them 2 abstracts and would like to talk with you to see if what I am presenting will compliment yours. And also to hear about experiences from last year.

    I am really excited about this opportunity, thanks again

  7. Comment by Ainsley O'Sullivan

    That’s great that you are coming. I am from, live and work in Melbourne and I will be at the conference too. See you there.

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