We first met on October 1st, 1996, when we ended up sharing an office in Newcastle while starting our PhDs (we started on the same date and we finished 4 years later with only few hours difference… he finished ahead of me by few hours but I got through the viva first :-). 11 years have passed and he still can’t pronounce my last name but, I must admit, he does a much better job than most non-Greek native speakers :-) (just joking mate)
He’s still ugly but even so does a great job at giving a high-level overview of MEST, SSDL, and messaging in a service-oriented world. Ah… good memories… the endless discussions on how to build scalable, service-oriented systems, how much WSDL 2.0 sucks, all-things REST, etc. I miss those days but I am trying to move on :-) I am not sure I agree with all of his explanations but I don’t think I would have done a better job. Really great to see him online. I am probably seeing him live in a couple of weeks when I visit London.
Anyway… go watch.