Sunday, June 29, 2008

Day 4 (April 8th) - Opening Ceremony, Practice Session, Gondola Ride, and Downtown Banff




After the usual breakfast, teams are brought into the actual contest hall (Van Horne ballroom). The contestants are to be seated in their assigned workstations, accompanied by their coaches. Other spectators are to be seated at the back of the ballroom on the staged spectator seats.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Day 3 (April 7th) - IBM TechTrek and Excursion to Columbia Icefields


The third day begins with a breakfast (provided), which then continues to IBM TechTrek. Just like in last year's world finals, IBM presents their technologies as well as their Extreme Blue internship program. This year, they come up with their Rational Jazz collaboration framework which integrates collaboration tools such as instant messaging and such, into the Eclipse IDE.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Day 2 (April 6th) - A Visit to Lake Louise and Registration


Not having enough sleep due to the jetlag yet, we managed to wake up at around 8am in the morning and had some breakfast in the hotel. Since we arrived the day before at night, we haven't actually seen how the hotel look like. It turns out that it, like the photos of it available in the internet, looks like an old castle. Surrounding it is a combination of forest, mountains, and a river.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Day 1 (April 5th) - Departure from Jakarta and Transit in Vancouver


The first day of the journey is a very - very long day, because on our route we fly to the East, which means the day is longer than 24hours (for us who fly) since we passed through the International Date Line which scrolls us back to one day earlier. The whole thing starts in about 4AM, when I arrived at the Soekarno Hatta International Airport of Jakarta (CGK) - the team are all there by the time I arrived. Our first flight was with Singapore Airlines and departs at 6:15AM.