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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I love Boston

I really like Boston.  I can't quite work out what it is, but it ha
s some magic to it, and the more I get to know the place the more I like it.

Our trip this time had many special elements.  The snow being one of them!!  My My is it cold in Boston in January??!!@!

A second element that made the trip special this time was running a PEST event at BU.  This
 was not our first PEST USA, but it was the first for a while and it was the first in conjunction with BU themselves.  I hope that we are able to continue their involvement goi
ng forward.

Attending the event were several members of faculty, 
including Prof. Sclaroff who had set up
 the venue for us and got the others along.   Huge thanks to Stan :)  Also there were scholars from the TCL programme of 2008 and 2009.  Great to see these groups interacting and sharing the experiences that they have had.  There were also some people from local companies such a and Security Innovation.  Overall, an excellent blend.

Our event was hosted at the BU Bar, the official bar of the Boston University.  Great little place, ticked away from the main street, in the castle building.  Well worth a visit if you can get someone from BU to let you frequent the place.  Check out
if you want to know more about BU.

What I was stunned about, really pleased and amazed about, was the way the faculty speak with, interact with and generally work with the students.  It is so very cool.  They nurture the learning experience.  They treat the students as equals and with respect.  They ask them questions and they listen, really listen to the minds at work.  It's very cool.

I hope that we will get many more chances to go to Boston, to work with BU and our scholars and to build the business of TCL USA with its home and heart in MA.  I want to do this for many reasons, and at least one of them is because I love the place :)


Philk said...

Good to hear things well and I totally agree about loving Boston - and they know how to deal with snow there !!

Stewart Noakes, TCL said...

Yes, they do!
They have people that deal with it and snow ploughs and gritters that work relentlessly.

Of course they also have a lot of giant SUVs that dont struggle to get around in the snow either!!!

Coming back to the UK and experiencing the havoc of a few milimeters was quite ironic :)

Will you be at the next SiGIST event, Phil?

Philk said...

Hopefully, depends who's speaking and what they are speaking about...

Stewart Noakes, TCL said...

We'll be there, running another TestOff and also James Whittaker will be there as the keynote.

Well worth coming just for those two!! Come on, sign up to the Test Off -> it'll be great :)

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