I’ve had a few opportunities in my life to travel. In here I will just try to list as many places as I can from what I can remember now. The life of the road warrior…
April 2002 - ASP.NET Connections Convention in New Orleans, US
December 2002 - SAFECO in Seattle, Seattle WA
January 2003 - Spent over a month in Mexico City, Mexico. Visited the pyramids!
June 2003 - Two conferences @ Miami & Ft Lauderdale user groups in Florida.
July 2003 - .Net Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico
July 2003 - Skydiving in Miami, Florida
September 2003 - Baru Volcano in Panama
September 2003 - Microsoft Conference in Guadalajara
September 2003 - Microsoft Conference in Monterrey, Mexico
September 2003 - Microsoft Conference @ Horse Track in Mexico City, Mexico
December 2003 - VB.Net lab @ Building 20 in Microsoft, Redmond. Went snowboarding!
January 2004 - Consulting in Texas
February, March & April 2004 - 3 months in Microsoft, Redmond
July 2004 - MS Presentation in Boston
August 2004 - 2 weeks in Microsoft
September 2004 - MS Presentation in San Jose, California
September 2004 - Weekend @ San Francisco
October 2004 - HP Dev Forum @ Toronto, Canada. Niagara Falls too!
December 2004 - Itanium Developer Forum in New Jersey
December 2004 - Weekend@ New York with Chito!
January 2005 - One month in Microsoft, Redmond.
March 2005 - MTC in London, UK
April 2005 - MTC in Palo Alto, California
April 2005 - Building 20 @ Microsoft in Redmond
April 2005 - MTC in Vedbaek (Kobenhavn), Denmark
April 2005 - MTC in Barneveld, Holland. Also visited Amsterdam!
May 2005 - MTC in Toronto, Canada
May 2005 - MTC in Stockholm, Sweden
May 2005 - MTC in Seoul, Korea
May 2005 - Weekend @ Amsterdam
May 2005 - MS Presentation in Milan, Italy
May 2005 - Weekend in Venice, Italy with my great cousin Gracie!
June 2005 - MTC in Chicago
June 2005 - Vacation @ Spain. Visited: Madrid, Barcelona, Toledo, Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba & Almunnecar
June 2005 - MTC @ Embassy Golf Links Park in Bangalore, India
July 2005 - Weekend in Madrid with Pat, Karlita & Timo!
July 2005 - Itanium Developer Forum in Washington DC
August 2005 - Itanium Developer Forum in San Diego, California
August 2005 - Weekend in San Diego with Scott
September 2005 - Conference @ HP Headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico
October 2005 - Itanium Developer Forum in Houston, Texas
November 2005 - MTC in Mountain View, California
November 2005 - ISA Event in San Jose, California
December 2005, MTC in Sillicon Valley, California
December 2005, MTC in Paris, France
January 2006 - MTC in Sillicon Valley, California
February 2006 - ISA Event @ Heinz-Nixdorf-MuseumsForum in Paderborn, Germany
February 2006 - MTC @ Embassy Golf Links Park in Bangalore, India
February 2006 - MTC @ Thames Valley Park in Reading, United Kingdom
March 2006 - MTC @ Boston, MA
April 2006 - MTC @ Thames Valley Park in Reading, United Kingdom
April 2006 - Germany Microsoft Headquarters @ Munich, Germany
May 2006 - MTC @ Sillicon Valley, California
May 2006 - Work interview in Redmond, WA
May 2006 - MTC @ Boston, MA
May 2006 - Microsoft main campus @ Redmond, WA (the rest of the month)
June 2006 - Microsoft main campus @ Redmond, WA (the rest of the month)
July 2006 - Microosft main campus @ Redmond, WA (the rest of the month)
August 2006 - Snowboarind in Chile. Party in Santiago & Vinna del Mar.
August 2006 - Seattle, WA (the rest of the month)
September 2006 - Montpellier, FR (Meditarranean Coast from Cap d’Agade to Augnes Mortes)
September 2006 - London, UK (Maria’s house!!!!)
September 2006 - Seattle, WA. Getting ready to come back to Costa Rica. Surprise!
April 2007 - Seattle, WA. Another visit to Microsoft
April 2007 - Nashville Tennesse. Went with a couple of guys from MCS to Deloitte for a Vista training.
October 2007 - Redmond, WA. More Microsoft. This time with Eric Herrera.
January 2008 - Redmond WA. Stayed at Cali’s.
April 2008 - Redmond, WA. Guess what? Microsoft! Stayed at Cali’s place.
August 2008 - Redmond, WA. More Microsoft.
January 2009 - Redmond, WA. More Microsoft. But this time with Irene! and a week vacation!
March 2009 - San Diego, CA. Consulting with Search Tech on a SharePoint project.
April 2009 - San Diego, CA. Additional work with Search Tech on the project.
April 2009 - Seattle, WA. Couple of days off. Used an $850 ticket left from my previous job to go and buy me a nice tux for the wedding.
July 2009 - Argentina on my honeymoon with my lovely wife Irene! Visited Buenos Aires, Villa La Angostura (near Bariloche) and Iguazu.
August 2009 - San Diego, CA. More SharePoint project, v1.1 sprint planning.
October 2009 - Las Vegas, NV. Presenter @ Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 - Search tracks
November 2009 - Alexandria, VA. Meeting at CPA - Feature discussion and review
December 2009 - Sandy beaches of the Caribbean with my wife.
March 2010 - Alexandria, VA and Washington DC working and then with Irene
April 2010 - New York City with Irene
June 2010 - Reston, VA on a sprint planning session. Ended up in the hospital because I slipped in the hotel.
September 2010 - Reston, VA for the kickoff
October 2010 - Denver, Colorado meetings with Mark from DealerLogix
January 2011 - Miami with Irene. On vacation & getting everything for Juliana.
March 2011 - CPA / Search Technologies sprint planning meeting in Reston and Alexandria, Virginia.
September 2011 - Virginia, US. Search Technologies Kick off
January 2012 - CPA / Search Technologies sprint planning meeting in Reston and Alexandria, Virginia.
September 2012 - Virginia, US. Search Technologies Kick off
January 2013 - London, UK. Meetings with CPA Global.
June 2013 - Miami, Florida.
July 2013 - London, UK. Meetings with CPA Global.
September 2013 - Virginia, US. Search Technologies Kick off
September 2013 - Miami, Florida. Search Technologies Annual Kick Off
February 2014- Salt Lake City, Utah. Pluralsight’s 2nd Author Summit at the Little America. And then snowmobiling in Daniel’s Summit.
September 2014 - San Jose, California. Presenter at the Atlassian Summit. Collaboration is more than Communication.
September 2014 - Miami, Florida. Search Technologies Annual Kick Off, where I delivered my Solr for Dummies training.
February 2015 - Salt Lake City, Utah. Pluralsight’s 3rd Author Summit at the Grand America. And then snowmobiling in Daniel’s Summit, via Park City.
March to September 2015 - Apache Solr & SolrNet engagement in Alpharetta, GA
October 2015 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
November 2015 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
January 2016 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
April 2016 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
April 2019 - Orlando, Fl. Pluralsight Author Regional Summit.
July 2016 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
August 2016 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
September 2016 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
November 2016 - Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond
November 2016 - Pluralsight Regional Summit in LA
December 2016 - San Francisco
January 2017 - San Diego @ Search Technologies
January 2017 - LA
Feburary 2017 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
March 2017 - Palo Alto, Services Enablement Partner Bootcamp @ Cloudera
May 2017 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
June 2017 - Alpharetta, GA. Solr engagement.
August 2017 - New York, Spark training @ Cloudera
September 2017 - Salt Lake City, Pluralsight Author Summit and Pluralsight Live
September 2017 - Westin Conchal - Training for Accenture / Search Technologies
September 2017 - New York, Strata Hadoop
October 2017 - Dublin, Spark Summit EU
December 2017 - Miami and Orlando
June 2018 - San Francisco, Spark + AI Summit
August 2018 - Salt Lake, Pluralsight Author Summit
September 2019 - San Francisco, Cloudera Search Beta
September 2019 - WA/NY
January 2019 - Orlando
February 2019 - Seattle, Cloudera Elevate
May 2019 - London, Pluralsight Europe Author Summit
July 2019 - Argentina and Chile, IX X
August 2019 - Miami, Banking
August 2019 - Pluralsight Live and Author Summit
September 2019 - Washington DC - Activate Lucidworks
September 2019 - NY - Strata Data
September 2019 - Atlanta
November 2019 - FLL
February 2020 - Anaheim, Cloudera Elevate
March and June 2020 - Covid Trips
December 2021 - Miami
June 2022 - San Franciso and Miami, Pluralsight Link and Banking
June 2022 - Miami - Banking Trip
June 2022 - San Francisco, AI Data Summit with Humberto
July 2022 - Bocas del Toro IX - Riots at Panama
December 2022 - Miami - With Pa
April 2023 - New Orleans - Pluralsight Link 2023
July 2023 - Orlando - JJJ Tournament
September 2023 - Salt Lake City, Pluralsight ELT Meeting for Lupo.ai
September 2023 - Salt Lake City, Pluralsight Author Summit
October 2023 - Vegas (Sphere)
I will continue to add more dates and places as I remember…