India is a go

I got an email when we returned from Dublin saying that BCS has approved me as a tutor for the ISEB Foundation Course in Software Testing. This means that India is on. I need to (1) go to Uxbridge today to confer with my boss, (2) go to the Indian High Commission tomorrow to try to get a visa, and (3) go to Gatwick tomorrow 11 am for travel inoculations and malaria pills. Then work on Thursday at Searchspace, and try to rest Friday. Monday Searchspace again, and Tuesday I’m off to Bangalore. I feel like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour, with a bit of Deming and Beizer rolled in. (Deming is the “quality” guru beloved of the Japanese and Beizer is one of the gurus of the modern software testing industry). Later, after the course in Bangalore (25 people) I will travel to Pune, for another course with 25 people. Then, to Mumbai and home on July 1.

I hope it goes well. If it does, I may be invited to conduct courses here in the UK, as well as more courses in India. At least then I’ll not need inoculations. However, it looks like I might be on malaria pills semi-permanently.

I’m off/on the road/to Bangalore…..nope, doesn’t scan, and doesn’t sing well either.

“Heigh-ho, heigh-ho/to Bangalore I go.”

That’s better.

2 Responses to “India is a go”

  1. spwebdesign says:

    Congrats! Will you have a chance to do much sight-seeing in India?

  2. chrishansenhome says:

    It doesn’t sound like it; I don’t believe Bangalore and Puna have much of note (I may be wrong and, if so, folks, no PVT EMAIL saying so). I shall bring my laptop and several good books. I may try to keep up with my Greek and Latin studies too. Also, keep away from the water (drinking) and bring enough bottled water to brush my teeth with. Lots of G&Ts with malaria-busting quinine.