2009

  • NicholasCameron, StephenNelson, and PaleyLi were in Genoa for ECOOP, July 2009
  • StuartMarshall was in Auckland for CHINZ, July 2009
  • CraigAnslow was in Sydney for JAOO, May 2009
  • PippinBarr, RillaKhaled, and AngelaMartin, were in Wellington for VUW graduation, May 2009
  • JamesNoble was in Orlando, Florida USA for OOPSLA PC meeting, May 2009
  • RashinaHoda, KeithCassell, and CraigAnslow were in Auckland for NZCSRSC, April 2009
  • DavidPearce was in Cambridge, UK on sabbatical February, June 2009
  • AlexPotanin, DavidPearce, StuartMarshall, CraigAnslow, ThomasKuehne, PavleMogin, HuiMa, VipulDelwadia, NeilRamsay, ClareLenihan, HughDavenport, GustaVanDerMerwe, LindsayGroves, JamesNoble were in Wellington for ACSW2009, January 2009
  • JenniferFerreira was in Wellington visiting, January 2009

2008

  • IanWelch was in Pittsburgh on sabbatical at CMU June 2008- February 2009
  • StephenNelson, JamesNoble, CraigAnslow, and Radu Muschevici were in ElvisGoesToGraceland in Memphis October 2008
  • DavidPearce, StephenNelson, JamesNoble, ShaneMarkstrum, CraigAnslow, Radu Muschevici were in Nashville for OOPSLA October 2008
  • RashinaHoda was in Toronto for Agile 2008
  • DavidPearce, StephenNelson, AlexPotanin, JamesNoble, ShaneMarkstrum were in Cyprus for ECOOP July 2008
  • DavidPearce was in Hungary for ETAPS
  • CraigAnslow was in in Sydney (JAOO) June 2008
  • CraigAnslow was in Florence, Italy for CHI April 2008 and Crete, Greece for Eurographics April 2008
  • RashinaHoda was in India for Agile Mumbai
  • CraigAnslow was in
    • Palo Alto, CA for an internship at [http://www.sap.com/company/research/index.epx SAP Research Labs] June 2007 - February 2008
    • in Sacramento and Davis for VIS / INVIS October/November 2007
    • in Stanford, Palo Alto for the Metaverse conference February 2008

2007

  • JamesKjx, ThomasKuehne, LindsayGroves, CraigAnslow, StephenNelson, DonaldGordon, and ErrolThompson were in Montreal, Canada for OOPSLA 2007
  • JamesKjx was in Cambridge, UK from May 2006 - April 2007 on sabbatical
  • RillaKhaled was in San Francisco and San Jose for Persuasive and CHI 2007
  • JenniferFerreira and CraigAnslow were in Hamilton for NZCSRSC 2007
  • JenniferFerreira was in Ottawa visiting RobertBiddle late 2006 and 2007

2006

  • AlexPotanin, CraigAnslow, ChrisAndreae were in Portland and San Francisco for OOPSLA 2006
  • CraigAnslow was ...
    • in Baltimore for VIS / INVIS October 2006
    • in London / Cambridge seeing brother and James November 2006
    • in Monterey for X3D Earth Technical Workshop November 2006

2005

  • PippinBarr was ...
    • 6/7/05 - 9/7/05 : in Seattle
    • 10/7/05 - 31/8/05 : in Canada (largely Ottawa)
    • 1/9/05 - 16/9/05 : in Europe (Amsterdam, Rome, Napoli, Rome)
    • 17/9/05 - 20/10/05 : in Paris
    • 20/10/05 - 24/10/05 : in London (and maybe Cambridge)

  • AngelaMartin was ...
    • 14/06/05 - 19/06/05 : in London
    • 19/06/05 - 23/06/05 : in Sheffield, attending XP2005
    • 23/06/05 - 25/06/05 : in London
    • 25/06/05 - 27/06/05 : in Brighton
    • 27/06/05 - 03/07/05 : in Normandy, France
    • 03/07/05 - 04/07/05 : in Paris
    • 04/07/05 - 08/07/05 : in Brighton / London
    • 10/07/05 : back home in good ole Welly

  • AlexPotanin's Trip to EuropeanConferenceForObjectOrientedProgramming2005
    • 21/07/05 : in Auckland
    • 22/07/05 : in Singapore
    • 23/07/05 : in Edinbugh
    • 24/07/05 - 31/07/05 : in Glasgow
    • 1/08/05 - 4/08/05 : in Amsterdam
    • 5/08/05 - 8/08/05 : in Bari
    • 9/08/05 : in Tokyo
    • 11/08/05 : in Auckland

  • JenniferFerreira was ...
    • 17/06/05 - 22/06/05 : in Sheffield, attending XP2005
    • 22/06/05 - 27/06/05 : in Toulouse, attending IWOS2005
    • 27/06/05 - 29/06/05 : in London
    • 29/06/05 - 03/07/05 : in San Francisco / San Jose

2004

  • AlexPotanin, DonaldGordon CraigAnslow, ChrisAndreae, JamesNoble and RobertBiddle were in Vancouver for OOPSLA 2004

  • On Christmas Day I got email from MattDuignan, saying he was back in DC, after visiting NYC with Elizabeth, and Montreal with Meaghan. He said he was leaving DC the next day, December 26th, to fly to Thailand. We had talked about that earlier: he was going to meet people in Thailand for a holiday before returning to NZ. So I presume he is now in Thailand now, and I thought he was going to be at some resort. Considering the Tsunami, I wonder what kind of a time he's having in Thailand? -- RoBt
    • PippinBarr: All I've heard is that he's okay. He emailed his flatmates a couple of days ago to say so. Beyond that, I don't know. They weren't planning on trying to come back early as far as I know.

  • AlexPotanin's Trip to EuropeanConferenceForObjectOrientedProgramming2004 and Much Much More
    • 10/06/2004 - ''Wellington''
    • 10/06/2004 - ''Auckland''
    • 10/06/2004 - ''Singapore''
    • 11/06/2004 - ''Frankfurt''
    • 11/06/2004 - ''Oslo''
    • 18/06/2004 - ''Amsterdam''
    • 9/07/2004 - ''Berlin''
    • 11/07/2004 - ''Prague''
    • 21/07/2004 - ''Frankfurt''
    • 21/07/2004 - ''Chicago''
    • 21/07/2004 - ''West Lafayette, Indiana''
    • 24/10/2004 - ''Chicago''
    • 24/10/2004 - ''Vancouver''
    • 31/10/2004 - ''Seattle''
    • 2/11/2004 - ''Los Angeles''
    • 4/11/2004 - ''Auckland''
    • 4/11/2004 - ''Wellington''


  • AngelaMartin - Trip to XP2004 and ADC2004:
    • Depart Wellington on Friday May 28, Arrive London on May 29
    • Garmisch-Partenkirchen for XP2004 from June 05 to June 10
    • Copenhagen from June 10 to June 14
    • Paris from June 14 to June 20
    • LA for June 20
    • Salt Lake City for ADC2004 from June 21 to June 27
    • Depart from LA on Sunday June 27, Arrive Wellington on Tuesday June 29


  • PippinBarr in Tokyo (28/4/04 - 11/5/04)
    • Auckland 28-29/4/04
    • Tokyo 29/4/04 - 10/5/04
    • Back in Wellington and (more or less) in action by 11/5/04


  • JamesKjx is in Purdue, Dublin, Amsterdam, Munich until early July


  • AlexPotanin was in Melbourne for AustralianSoftwareEngineeringConference2004
  • AlexPotanin attended PrinciplesOfProgrammingLanguages2004
    • 12/01/2004 - ''Tokyo''
    • AlexPotanin 13/01/2004 - ''Venice'' (via ''Frankfurt'')
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    • 18/01/2004 - ''Florence''
    • 20/01/2004 - ''Rome''
    • 23/01/2004 - ''London''
    • 26/01/2004 - ''Prague''
    • 1/02/2004 - ''Los Angeles'' (via ''Munich'')
    • 3/02/2004 - ''Wellington'' (via ''Auckland'')

2003

  • DonAld, AnNie, MikeMcGavin, MaTt end up in Auckland, by various means for HcC03
    • ''Wednesday 29 October'' AnNie, MaTt, MikeMcGavin and DonAld are still trapped in Auckland (and DonAld's talk went quite well; unfortunately he only got the encouraging emails ''after'' giving it)
    • Robt sez: great to hear it went well! (This sent from a TV-internet service in my Oopsla hotel,literally across the street from Disneyland.)
    • AlexPotanin: Cool! Congratulations DonAld! (This was written during a very SelfIsh keynote address by DavidUngar via my VodaFone phone. smile )
    • ''Saturday 1st November'' I think we're back, unless DonAld's plane was redirected to Mongolia. Both DonAld's and AnNie's presentations went really well and got lots of positive attention. Tranzrail carriages are uncomfortably hot in the evening but get progressively more freezing overnight. (MikeMcGavin)
    • DonAld can confirm that Mongolia looks surprisingly like Wellington, and is only a ~50 minute flight away from Auckland. Also, in his opinion QantasAirways' domestic service ''is'' better than AirNewZealand's, not just cheaper.

  • MicrosoftTechEd2003
    • ''Sunday, 17th of August, 2003'' - AlexPotanin, AnNie, and MaTt drive from Wellington to Auckland
    • ''Monday, 18th of August, 2003 to Wednesday, 20th of August, 2003'' - AlexPotanin, AnNie, MaTt, KiRk, and MarkPritchard attend the MicrosoftTechEd2003
    • ''Thursday, 21st of August, 2003'' - AlexPotanin and MaTt drive from Auckland to Wellington


  • AlexPotanin, JamesNoble and RobertBiddle were in LA for ObjectOrientedProgrammingSystemsLanguagesAndApplications2003
    • ''Saturday, 25th of October, 2003'' - AlexPotanin - Wellington, New Zealand (catching QF4038 at 3:15 p.m.)
    • ''Saturday, 25th of October, 2003'' - AlexPotanin - Auckland, New Zealand (catching QF25 at 6:55 p.m.)
    • ''Saturday, 25th of October, 2003'' - AlexPotanin - Los Angeles, USA (getting to AnabellaHotel in Anaheim somehow smile )
    • ''Sunday, 26th of October, 2003 to Thursday, 30th of October, 2003'' - AlexPotanin, AngelaMartin, and RoBt attend the ObjectOrientedProgrammingSystemsLanguagesAndApplications2003
    • ''Friday, 31st of October, 2003'' - AlexPotanin - Los Angeles, USA (catching QF26 at 8:30 p.m.)
    • ''Sunday. 2nd of November, 2003'' - AlexPotanin - Auckland, New Zealand (catching QF4009 at 8:10 a.m.)
    • ''Sunday, 2nd of November, 2003'' - AlexPotanin - Wellington, New Zealand (arriving at 9:10 a.m.)


  • '''AlexPotanin, KiRk, AnNie, MaTt, MarkPritchard''' - Auckland Hostel during TechEd (updated via Telecom's CDMA)
    • RoBt: Cool! Tell us what's happening when you have the chance -- have fun!
    • AlexPotanin, KiRk, AnNie, MaTt, MarkPritchard''' - MicrosoftTechEd2003 Keynote:
      • It started with an introduction by a Maori group - just like our graduation. Then, Maori people were followed by a complete advertisement by Microsoft about "their passion for our success". Then a speaker came out and he is now talking, while I am at the back using an excellent Wireless connection. Finally, see ThreeAmigos page from last night at the hostel. smile

  • ''19th of August, 2003''
    • AnNie, AlexPotanin, MaTt, and KiRk had lunch with EwanTempero. AnNie, AlexPotanin, and MaTt visited the UniversityOfAuckland with EwanTempero. It was cool, AlexPotanin liked their labs and their building very much. Unfortunately, we didn't see many graduate students. We also dropped by the MusicDepartment, but the ElectronicMusic people were out of their office and their email was broken.


  • '''CharcoalChikken''' - 11/7/03 - 12/7/03 - International Workshop on Organisational Semiotics (hopefully)


  • JamesKjx - June 12 2003 - Auckland, New Zealand (back later that day)
  • JamesKjx - June 16th 2003 - Auckland New Zealand (for 3 or more weeks). Perhaps I'll meet Alex in the airport.


  • Alex Potanin - June 6th, 2003 - Los Angeles, USA (RoBt: SMS: Where Alex was detained for overstaying because the US never got back the greeen stub of the I94W form after his last visit to the US; they let him in after saying that he now has to send documents proving he left the US last time, to the US embassy in London(!))
  • Alex Potanin - June 6th, 2003 - San Diego, USA (RoBt: GSM: Where Alex reports he has a fancy hotel room surrounded by palm trees and swimming pools, near the beach. SMS update: While registering for the conference, Alex got pressured into giving a panhandler US$3.) RoBt: June 7th Update: ACM awards ceremony: Alex gets 2nd place in the undergraduate division of the Student Research Competition.
  • Alex Potanin - June 8th, 2003 - Last night Andy, Andreas, his friend, Phillip and I tried to get some beer in Southern California. After struggling through the night, we managed to scrape one beer each. Here is why: the majority of stores stop selling alchohol at 11:30 p.m. Some "special" stores stop the tap at 1:00 a.m. This is on Saturday night we are talking about! You are not allowed to have alchohol in the open on the street and they only accept US drivers licence or Passport as a valid ID - for example ''Canadian'' drivers licences is not a valid form of ID. We were told by the manager of one of these places that (we had Scott, Canadian, Irish, Kiwi, and American) he can accept (although breaking the rules) the canadian drivers licence, because it is "kinda close" and there is no way he can accept Ireland and New Zealand drivers licence, because they obviously don't prove the age of the holder "beyond reasonable doubt". We went back to the hotel around 12:30 a.m. arguing as to the ways pubs can possibly make money in US. We haven't came up with any.
    • Also, during awards some guy got one for inventing Java and some three guys for inventing RSA encryption. Got the photo with the former, but when trying to get a photo with the latter three, my camera ran out of memory and so did Andy's. So no photo. stick out tongue They seemed nice though. smile


  • AngelaMartin - My Trip to Italy
    • 23 May 2003 - Made it to Singapore in one piece, enjoying the use of the internet cafe. Scored on my first flight got a row of 3 seats to myself, so had a cat nap. Next stop Frankfurt
    • 02 June 2003 - Made it to Venice! You'd think there would be easy internet access at a computer science conference, but nope you needed to be much more technologically advanced than me (wireless laptop no less). Conference went really well, rabbited on a bit too much in my presentation but everyone loved the title (thanks James). Got to meet lots of really interesting people (and to name drop for a tick - Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, Jim Highsmith and David Parnas plus many other really interesting people. For now, back to the sightseeing wink
    • 05 June 2003 - Made it to Florence! Loved Venice, particularly in the lo-light of the setting sun. Favourite thing was eating pizza for dinner by one of the smaller canals near my hotel.
    • 09 June 2003 - Made it to Rome! Florence was not quite what I expected. My favourite thing was probably the food there was an awesome pastry shop just down the road from my hotel. I think there is too much to see in Florence for me to really appreciate it but Michealangelos David and his painting of the mary and child where pretty awesome. I also enjoyed my trip to a little town called San Giamiano which was a really quaint litte medieval town although I guess the reason it is so quaint is because of the plaque, helpful info provided by a tour guide. There is a lot of history here! I now look forward to checking out Rome, I am going on a couple of tours of the Vatican and Collosuem as I discovered in Florence that you can appreciate things a lot more that way.
    • 16 June 2003 - Made it back to Wellington (and am now awake enuf to use a computer)!

  • RoBt: Wow! TheSunNeverSetsOnElvis! AngelaMartin - nope and we even get together on the other side of the world.



  • AussieComputerScienceWeek
    • ''RoBt''' - 31/01/03 - Canada
    • '''CrAig, Alex Potanin''' - 01/02/03 - Sydney
    • '''CrAig, Alex Potanin''' - 02/02/03 - Sydney and Adelaide
    • '''RoBt, RilLa''' - 02/02/03 - Sydney and Adelaide
    • '''Alex Potanin''' - 05/02/03 - Adelaide Convention Centre (using my airport card to connect to the Internet)
    • '''CrAig, Alex Potanin, RilLa''' - 08/02/03 - Adelaide, Sydney and Wellington

2002

  • '''CharcoalChikken''' - 17/10/02 - 29/10/02 In Japan
  • '''CharcoalChikken''' - 20/10/02, 2:52pm (GMT+8) - At Panasonic center in Odaiba.
  • '''Robert''' - 10/11/02 Now in Vancouver Canada at my sister's, where some neighbour is conveniently but unkowingly providing me with wireless internet service,
  • '''Robert''' - 12/11/02 Now in Ottawa Canada at my mother's, using her cable-tv-internet service: it has already been snowing here, now melted except where it had drifted deep.
  • '''Robert''' - 17/11/02 And now the snow has returned to WinterSummer.
  • '''Matt''' - 18/11/02 In Christchurch on AugmentedReality workshop


  • Alex Potanin, jamesNoble and RobertBiddle were in Seattle for OopslaTwoThousandAndTwo
    • Places where Alex was, moved down here because they're in the way up there.
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 11:30 a.m. - Still in Wellington.
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 12:30 p.m. - Auckland.
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 6:15 p.m. - Still in Auckland.
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 - Boeing 747-400 (nearly empty - lied across three seats, next to a window, sleeping)
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 9:15 a.m. - Los Angeles.
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 - Boeing 777-200 (nearly empty again - alone in the middle row, 777!, with personal TV screens for every one in economy class - cool!)
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 - Houston, Texas.
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 - MD-80 (stupid early check-ins - plane is full, I am alone in the back - noone wanted to check into that row, no windows there - only two big engines next to each ear, scary... smile ).
    • Alex Potanin - 30/10/02 11:00 p.m. - Indianapolis.
    • Alex Potanin - 31/10/02 12:30 a.m. - West Lafayette.
    • Alex Potanin - 31/10/02 - Enjoying Purdue - HUGE PLACE, lost of friendly people. Cool!
    • Alex Potanin - 2/11/02 4:30 a.m. - Still in West Lafayette.
    • Alex Potanin - 2/11/02 6:30 a.m. - Indianapolis.
    • Alex Potanin - 2/11/02 - Minneapolis
    • Alex Potanin - 2/11/02 3:00 p.m. - Seattle.
    • Alex Potanin - 5/11/02 12:00 p.m. - Using Internet at Kinkos. OOPSLA is cool. Met LOTS of people.
    • Alex Potanin - 9/11/02 8:20 a.m. - Still in Seattle.
    • Alex Potanin - 9/11/02 4:30 p.m. - New York (via JFK! Concords! Haven't seen Concords at Delta's Terminal... :-().
    • Alex Potanin - 10/11/02 1:10 a.m. - Princeton University, Graduate Quaters etc. wink
    • Alex Potanin - 10/11/02 1:10 a.m. - Manhattan, Empire State Building, Ground Zero etc.
    • Alex Potanin - 11/11/02 2:20 p.m. - Still in New York.
    • Alex Potanin - 11/11/02 3:57 p.m. - Columbus.
    • Alex Potanin - 13/11/02 11:30 a.m. - Still in Columbus.
    • Alex Potanin - 13/11/02 12:15 p.m. - Memphis (Again? No - first time. wink Trip changed and evolved... smile ).
    • Alex Potanin - 13/11/02 12:45 p.m. - Still in Memphis.
    • Alex Potanin - 13/11/02 2:43 p.m. - Los Angeles.
    • Alex Potanin - 15/11/02 - AucklandAlex Potanin - 15/11/02 - Wellington (SLEEP!!! SLEEP!!! SLEEP!!!)