Had been to the ICPADS'07 (The 13th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems) conference held in Taiwan. The Virtualization Aware Job Schedulers for Checkpoint-Restart paper which I co-authored was to be presented at the SRMPDS'07 (Third International Workshop on Scheduling and Resource Management for Parallel and Distributed Systems) workshop, which was held in conjunction with ICPADS. The presentation was a unique experience as this was my first presentation to the research community as such. But a few tips from Badri, helped me to prepare well for the presentation. The presentation went well.
The conference itself was interesting. Meet a lot of interesting folks out there. Was quite a learning experience !!
The Hsinchu city was very much like any other city. We went to a temple in the middle of city. Saw around the city hall, went to few hotels for conference dinners and also city gate. Well the most interesting thing I noticed was that there were a lot of people riding small scooters (the scooty kind of bike which you see in India). They drove quite fast. Fortunately the conference organizers had warned us well in advance, so no mishaps occured. But was interesting to find another city where you have to be as careful as crossing a busy Bangalore street :-)