Monday, June 25, 2007

BREWfest: Music on the USS Midway

Last week’s BREW 2007 Conference was a chance for Paul to give his presentation (Developing C++ Class Libraries with BREW) on Friday to a full house. The conference itself was sponsored by Qualcomm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego on the harbor.

As one of only two C++ with BREW presentations, Paul received a good response after his talk. He was in his element, sharing his techniques for using C++ effectively with BREW.

A view of the hull as we board the USS MidwayThe other C++ talk at the BREW Conference was presented by Ted Witkamp from Riffware, an up and coming cell phone product company. Check out Riffware’s new Guitar Tuner product. This cell phone program lets you tune a guitar or musical instrument with your cell phone. That gets my vote for a very cool cell phone application. (Paul will use it to tune his bass and guitar, too.)
Fighter aircraft on display on the flight deck of the USS MidwayThursday evening was BREWfest, the after-hours party sponsored by Qualcomm. This year it was held aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier. I loved the setting. Being aboard the aircraft carrier provided gorgeous views of San Diego harbor and its downtown skyline.
Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls stylin' on the USS Midway Besides good food and drinks, attendees were treated to a concert by the Goo Goo Dolls on the flight deck of the Midway. Not being a Goo Goo Dolls aficionado, I must say I nevertheless did recognize some of their songs. Lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Johnny Rzeznik is an energetic performer. Pretty awesome for a forty-something guy!!

1 comment:

pete said...

I've got to talk to the Midway folk about pointing their megawatt speakers across the bay instead of directly into my livingroom window.