I’m writing this in DrupalCon Chicago, while waiting the next presentation to start. Today is the first day of the conference, yesterday I participated in a CXO event that was, bluntly put, pretty worthless for me. Most of the stuff discussed were either rehashing my current knowledge or not relevant to me as an European.
During these two days, I’ve made the following observations:
- I always forgot how many Americans have too big clothes, typically two sizes larger they should be. On the other hand, there has been some really nicely fitting clothes on more people than earlier — I find the development strangely comforting.
- The amount of shirts with collars (I mean real collars, not polo shirts) has been surprisingly high for a tech conference. Some people have even ties — and no, they are not waiters.
- Whenever I’m in a Drupal event outside Finland, someone — a lady — tells me that I look like Mark Wahlberg. This time I had to check what the guy looks like, and I found out that he’s more handsome, taller, and has better abs than me. Still, I’m grateful about those comments.
While not in the conference, I’ve been strolling around the city or hanging around the hotel — Trump International. I’ve found the city pretty pleasant and windy, quite industrial in its style. The hotel has been really nice, except for the bed that is way too soft — I feel that I’ve slept in a ‘V’ shape.