Fifteen years ago,
I started an adventure.
Seems like yesterday.
—Brent Logan (2014)
Today is my fifteenth anniversary of starting at Intel.
This week I attended the annual Intel Agile and Lean Development Conference. This is the third time I have attended,1 and IMHO, it was the best by far. The conference was better arranged, having a basic day, an advanced day, and a day of keynotes with industry experts. For the first time, Intel invited members of the community.
Throughout the conference, I took a bunch of notes. These are some of the resources mentioned in the classes and keynotes I attended.
I record them here so I can find them later. Maybe they’ll be useful for you, too.
Thanks to a couple of free tickets from Intel’s GPTW,1 Jamison and I2 went to a Hillsboro Hops minor league baseball game tonight. Even though the Hops went through four pitchers and lost, we still had a blast.
The Hops played the Boise Hawks and I was looking forward to trash talking our friends there, had the Hops won. I guess pride goeth before a fall…
Now the rest of the family wants to go to another game. Works for me!
Hillsboro is back to October weather: instead of yesterday’s blue skies and 73°, today is overcast and might reach 62°. In other words, it’s beautiful!
After all, “There’s no such thing as bad weather; just bad clothes.”1
So, like yesterday, I grabbed my camera and set out on a walk. I had hoped the soft light would yield better pictures than yesterday’s, but my cheap point and shoot camera didn’t know which leaf to keep in focus.2 Oh well. The colors are gorgeous.3
How is your October?
Shortly after noon, I looked up from my desk to see a balmy1 mid-October day inviting me to a lunchtime walk. Who was I to decline?
Grabbing my camera, I headed out for a clockwise 1.5 mile walk around Hawthorn Farm. I snapped pictures of fall leaves in between kicking and stomping the acorns scattered about.
Halfway around, I spied a great blue heron stalking. I paused to take a picture and saw it strike, coming up with a small creature in its bill. A mouse?
A one o’clock meeting placed a hard stop on my trek, so I hurried the remainder of the circuit.
Another beautiful day!2 :-)