I just checked in and got my name tag and a really cool looking conference bag. I have to be real careful not to leave it anywhere. I do that a lot.
I’ve already run into some friends. Number one, Holly Job, the director of technology at the Montgomery County IU. She is a long-time ed tech’er and a name that many look to for direction. I also ran into Michael Butler, an old friend and natural-born teacher. Michael does a who range of workshops on Front Page, Dreamweaver, and many other topics. He’s one of these master techs, who is also very good at talking about it.
The conference center is very pretty. It’s old and has an atmosphere that is absolutely appropriate for an old east-coast city. I’m now sitting in a comfortable leather chair (Looks like leather, feels like leather), waiting for the shuttle buses to take us to the outlying workshops. I’m teaching at Penn Alex school on or near the university campus. I took the subway out there yesterday to configure the computer as web servers.
The workshop, again, is Advanced Interactive Web Site Building with PHP. The participants’ computers are all set up as web servers. So they will be writing their code and then testing it on their own computers.