Back From Bismarck

I arrived back in Grand Forks late last night after a good day at the NDCEL administrators conference in Bismarck yesterday. Mike and I had two presentation sessions in the afternoon, which I feel both went pretty well. They had quite a few sessions going on at any given time, so our crowds weren’t very big. Hopefully we were able to make an impression on those who took the time to listen to us though.

It’s a four hour drive on the interstate from Grand Forks to Bismarck which, thanks to my iPod, goes by pretty quickly. On the round trip, I was able to listen to all of the podcasts that were on my iPod (11 total), finish one audio book, and start another. Last night I was also able to talk to my cousin Jake and my friend Brett during the last part of my trip between Fargo and Grand Forks. It had been a really long time since I talked to either of them, so it was awesome being able to catch up.

I’m back in my office today doing a bit of catching up. I’m still working on the new EduTech website, but the content side of things is taking longer thant I hoped and expected. Taking it from the current site and dumping it into Movable Type is trivial – finding a good way of presenting it is the tough, time consuming part.

While working today, I’m also listening to a live audio feed from the Pop!Tech 2005 conference being held in Maine. It’s a pretty cool setup – there’s even an official chat area where you can post questions that will be asked of the presenters. It’s pretty high-level, thought provoking stuff, focusing on the “grand challenges” facing the human race.