Saturday, February 09, 2008

Romanian Idol

In the world, and particularly in North America, we have a shortage of superstars. More specifically, we are facing the worst shortage of idols in the history of humanity. There are all those great songs being written, and there is no one to sing them.

Shows like American/Canadian/Indian/Cambodian/... Idol produce one new idol every year. That's not nearly enough, but it's better than nothing I suppose.

As I head to my adopted home city of Iaşi this Sunday, I am looking forward to four weeks of Megastar (the Romanian version of Idol), project management and Eclipse speaking engagements.

On February 23, Embarcadero is hosting a conference at the World Trade Center, where I will be presenting an introduction to Eclipse and plug-in development, followed by the European premiere of the new Eclipse-based database IDE we have been working on for the past few months.


It should be a fun event. Iaşi is the home to 8 universities, so we are expecting a decent turnout of students wanting to learn about Eclipse and databases on a Saturday afternoon.

Romanian bloggers are all over this event. If you wish to read about it in Romanian, here are a few links:

http://www.asii.ro/blog/?p=83
http://www.joobs.ro/blog/2008/02/08/open-development-day/
http://olaru.blogspot.com/2008/02/sunteti-invitati.html
http://gabrielenea.blogspot.com/2008/02/open-development-day-iasi.html

3 comments:

SILVIUS said...

You're expected in here :)

syed said...

A funny thing happened on the Indian Idol show last year, some guy who was a police officer got through the selection round. Then all the police officers in India got together and voted for him till he got to the finals. This isn't amazing, but for the fact that he couldn't sing!

marius.cristea said...

Happy to hear that you had a great time in this little town called Iasi, a really warm town where all of the good people are welcomed. Thank you Wassim