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April 2007

Woo hoo! I exist again.

For almost a week now I felt as if I didn’t exist. Not having a Web presence and not having personal email has been a weird experience. After for some many years counting on my personal domain name (savas.parastatidis.name), it was strange not having it around.

Here’s the full

Tony Hey to keynote at OGF 20

I won’t be at OGF20 (attending W3C’s WWW 2007 instead) but my manager, Tony Hey, will be there. He will be delivering one of the two keynotes. His working title is “The Social Grid” and this is the abstract:

The community has been making rapid progress in defining interoperable

China trip over, next stop MIX 07

My trip in China just finished. I am safely back home and looking forward to my next trip, next week.

It was a fantastic visit. I was fascinated by the work that MSR Asia is doing and the great number of clever people here. The working environment is great

Landed in Beijing

I am very excited. Although I am tired, I am off to start exploring. Tomorrow, I am spending a full day at the prestigious Tsinghua University talking to engineers about a project with which we are going to be involved on distributed, large-scale simulation of the power grid infrastructure and power

China, Mix, and W3C’s WWW07

So, I am on my way to China today but there is more traveling ahead and opportunities to reconnect with the community.

I am going to be at Mix 07 in Las Vegas from 29th April to 2nd May. Then it’s the Vancouver half-marathon (I am not really really prepare for

Beijing for a week

I am so looking forward to this trip. I am going to be engaged on a technical level with a couple of projects in China (related to social networking and the power grid) so I hope I’ll be a frequent visitor over there. I was always fascinated by the country and