I’m in Medellin for Sena’s eLearning 07 conference. I got in late last nite, and have had half a day here so far. Great wireless at the conference center. Slower at the hotel. The people are friendly and handsome, and they’re taking good care of us. Lance Dublin started us off this morning, and his previous 2 times talking have clearly paid off as he knew how to cope with simultaneous translation and with making jokes work across cultures. Hope my session goes half so well tomorrow.
The place reminds me a bit of Taipei, what with green hills, and lots of motorcycles. Not as hot, since it’s quite high, though I expect near the coast here it could be a wee bit like a sauna. Not as much smoking, but you notice it since it’s not confined.
I’ve already had a local dish for breakfast, Catal-something, which was beans, rice, and some meat and supposedly egg. Yummy. A snack for mid-morning (elevenses) was a roll filled with ham in a sauce. Lunch soon. Can you tell I’m a bit of a foodie?
Sena, the sponsoring government agency is doing many cool things both with and without technology. The obvious include English language classes online, and with internet being distributed out to the far reaches of the country with busses. Other projects include police not only being sent around to be police, but also doing service projects, and other things essentially technology independent but making great strides in further the agenda of the country.
I hope to have more, hopefully when I’ve had more rest!