A Trip through Europe

A few weeks ago, I took a two and a half week business trip through Europe. That is long to be away from the family…

How that trip came about to be so long is interesting… First, I was supposed to attend and present at EclipseCon Europe. Well, that happened and it was a great week: I presented  “Papyrus for RealTime – Executable Modeling on Eclipse” (which was my best audience thus far at EclipseCons, both in terms of size and quality of questions), I was part of the “Papyrus Industry Consortium” launch, I attended various sessions inclusing the Papyrus Summit, and I took part in the PolarSys Steering Committee (where I volunteered to help with the marketing committee – close enough to product management…). I also had a great one-on-one meetings with the eTrice people, which I am sure will lead to great collaboaration for Papyrus-RT. Overall, a very productive week.

But to get back to how the trip got so long… Since I was in Europe, I decided to visit a company that had expressed an interest in Papyrus for Real Time, and to do that meant that I needed to add three days at the beginning of the trip. Although that company is not yet in a position to adopt Papyrus-RT, they are very interested in the work we are doing. I’m hoping they will be able to either join, or be invited into, the Papyrus Industry Consortium.

So that 1.5 weeks… The last week was added because the Ericsson Modeling Days had been (re)scheduled to immediately follow EclipseCon Europe – another week spent in Stockholm where I did a demo of Papyrus-RT to the attendees. Another week of great discussions amongs modeling enthusiasts.

Since I was in Stockholm, I did manage to have a nice dinner with my Swedish friends (I have to go back in the summer…)!

And then, there was the Lufthansa strike…

Ah! The joys of business travels!

 

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PolarSys and the INCOSE Symposium 2015

Readers of this blog will be aware that I was present at the INCOSE Symposium 2015, held in Bellevue (Seattle), WA.

I would like to point out that there is now an entry on PolarSys blog about the “Growing interest in PolarSys at the INCOSE Symposium

I must say it was a great experience and I truly enjoyed talking Papyrus (both SysML and “Real Time”) with the visitors at the PolarSys booth. It was also great to meet former colleagues.

One of the goals for INCOSE is to promote model-based systems engineering, and I was impressed by the level of interest and the quality of questions from the visitors. This indicates that the INCOSE’s goal is certainly taken to heart! I have been a member of INCOSE for many year, but I look forward to getting more involved (I joined a couple of working groups while at the symposium). There is an INCOSE Canada conference in Ottawa coming up – I’ll be there (and you can register here)!

(And for those who are wondering, I’m fourth from the left in the booth staff picture…)