I have officially been here one month. I am still in one piece, and I am pretty used to the 9-5 thing. The trip seems to be moving really fast now, so I need to make sure that I am staying active and exploring.
This past weekend I went to London. It was amazing. Lucky for me, I was able to stay with a family friend who just moved there. It was so nice to see him. He was a great host. I have known him for so long. It was pretty special to share some time with him in London. We had a great time, and I we definitely got to know each other a little more. We walked probably close to 30 miles or something around London that weekend. He had his steps app all figured out on his health app. I am very grateful to have people like him in my life. 10/10 dude. Love his family too. Shoutout to Scott!!
I also got the chance to run into my homie Ryan from school who is one of the first people I met at Pitt. We are very close, and we had a great time. Things were pretty easy since everyone spoke English. The only thing I was tripped up on was the cars on the wrong side of the road. That was a little silly… but at the same time Americans do not use the metric system, so they can do what they want.
This week at work was interesting. I wrote the majority of an article that will be published on Microsoft’s website. It is all about Industry 4.0, IoT, and the automation of information to a mobile workforce through cloud-based systems. Yup. It should be live in July, but I am excited for it. I am not sure what kind of exposure this will give us, but it has certainly strengthened our relationship with Microsoft. I think we are cloud partners or something. I am not quite sure. Regardless, we need to continue to collaborate with them.
I had the opportunity to go to a show last night to meet with some people I met two weeks ago. It was a record release party in Kruezberg, which has to be my new favorite area in Berlin. Everyone is so hip, and nice. I do not feel cool enough to walk around those parts, but I do it anyway. Also… bonus… there are wayyyy more English speaking people there. When I arrived, the people I met previously were really happy to see me. I have made a point on this trip to follow through on my word with strangers I have met along the way, and it has been great. One guy I met from Croatia a couple of weeks back invited me to a little cookout this weekend too. If I didn’t go to the show, I would not be getting free food tomorrow. (I am going to pick up a little something to bring with me to the function.)
Germany has a game tomorrow in the World Cup. They play at 8pm or something. I am going to try to go to a public viewing of it if weather permits… it may rain. I will chime in next week with some more updates but that’s all for now. Pictures are on flickr per usual. The wifi where I am staying is not very good at night so pictures are going up slowly, but there are some new ones.
PS. The weirdest thing about this trip thus far has to be the fact that the developers at work walk around with their shoes off. I am talking socks or bare feet. Gotta say I am kinda grossed out by it.
***Also I am thinking of swapping out marketing for supply chain as far as majors go. Stay tuned for updates haha.