San Diego

I just got back from San Diego for the Data Governance and Information Quality (DGIQ) conference. It was a fantastic time full of both brain-filling lectures and beatiful weather. I didn’t get too much time to wander around (the conference was from 8-5:30 every day), but I did snap off a good number of photos as we walked back and forth to dinner or the conference itself.

I don’t feel like writing a long-hand post, so I’ll just jot down a couple of things to note/remember:

  • I really need to bring or otherwise buy some sunscreen. Even though we were inside for most of the day, some lunches were outside. I ended up with a nice tan, but things could have turned for the worse.
  • The tex-mex food is world class. Having a live mariachi band was awesome!
  • Never count on good food being present at conferences. Awful food was abundant, and I could have done a better job at bringing some fruit in my backpack.
  • It is really cool to see everyone moving around on skateboards and bikes. Bike lanes were everywhere and pretty wide, so that was the preferred commuting method for the locals. I wish it were more flat here in NoVa for skating.
  • Over and over we were drilled with the fact that executive sponsorship of a DG program is vital. Got it!
  • I was happy to find that our method of data matching is similar to those employed elsewhere. Our architecture was an almost exact fit too, which gives me a great sense of comfort that we didn’t end up going in a totally wrong direction.
  • We really need to use a metadata repository. It would help out a lot of different things.
  • Comraderie was great. I went with three great people and they made the experience much better than going alone. Thanks ladies!

Anyway, onto the pictures:

The view from the Catamaran

The view from the Catamaran

Chilling cat

Chilling cat

Disheveled side porch

Disheveled side porch

Alleyway just off the beach

Alleyway just off the beach

The view from my balcony

The view from my balcony

The bay as seen from the bus

The bay as seen from the bus

Walking a bit uptown in search of some medicine

Walking a bit uptown in search of some medicine

Looking out over the Pacific

Looking out over the Pacific

Try the mahi and you won't regret it

Try the mahi and you won't regret it

Old school beach bum mobile

Old school beach bum mobile

The ladies

The ladies

And again!

And again!

Lifeguard stand

Lifeguard stand

This guy wanted to see the beach as much as we did!

This guy wanted to see the beach as much as we did!

The homes were amazing to see. Just a couple million...

The homes were amazing to see. Just a couple million...

Not a bad way to end the day

Not a bad way to end the day

Disco or home? You decide.

Disco or home? You decide.

...now here's a place I can afford

...now here's a place I can afford

Local coffee? Yes please!

Local coffee? Yes please!

My favorite lifeguard post shot

My favorite lifeguard post shot

Hello ocean

Hello ocean

Right near the alehouse where we ate on day 2 (yeah, I retroed it out)

Right near the alehouse where we ate on day 2 (yeah, I retroed it out)

Old Town, dinner for day 3

Old Town, dinner for day 3

Someone won at king of the hill!

Someone won at king of the hill!

Walking over the bridge, looking back at our hotel

Walking over the bridge, looking back at our hotel

Looking out over the bay

Looking out over the bay

The path from the bay to the ocean

The path from the bay to the ocean

Someone's back yard

Someone's back yard

Staying out of the sun

Staying out of the sun

Looking up might have gotten me the best shot of the trip!

Looking up might have gotten me the best shot of the trip!

This is Inguss.

This is Inguss.

Inguss loves his skateboard, as does everyone else at the beach.

Inguss loves his skateboard, as does everyone else at the beach.

Condo porthole

Condo porthole

Downtown

Downtown

Pano of the view from my balcony

Pano of the view from my balcony

The bay lights up as we walk back to the hotel

The bay lights up as we walk back to the hotel

The bay during the day

The bay during the day

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