Had a fun time at the Student Ambassador event in Redmond this weekend. I landed in Seattle late on Friday night, so there wasn't much to do then. Just got to the hotel, met up with Chris and Ryan,
and went off to sleep.
Kevin and Tracy from the SA program kept us busy and entertained all through Saturday. The shuttles took us from the hotel to the Microsoft campus at 8AM, where we had breakfast, followed by a series of introductions and presentations until early evening. It was a nice way to meet and interact with the other SA's and OneNote reps from all over the country.
After relaxing at the hotel for about an hour, the shuttles took us to a Go Kart racing place in downtown Seattle where we spent the rest of the evening racing, playing arcade games, talking to people and having dinner. Later that night, Ryan and I met up with Brandon Paddock.
It was the first time I met Brandon in person, although I've been reading his blog even before he was a Microsoft/MSN employee because of our common interest in desktop search stuff. :)
On Sunday, I met some more friends in the area before leaving for the airport in the evening. Fun stuff.
I also started reading The Da Vinci Code on the flights to and from Seattle. Damn! It's absolutely captivating. I spent about 4-5 hours on it in total, and I'm already on Chapter 55...more than halfway through the book. I'm probably going to finish it before the weekend, and then I might just pick up a copy of Angels and Demons. :D
The quarter is off to a speedy start already, in terms of classes and events I'm working on as part of ACM and the SA program in the coming weeks. The last two weeks of summer break left me relaxed after about three months of fast-paced summer work at Symantec, and it's time to get back in full gear again.