The conference season is upon us and Sam, Andy, Wahid and myself find ourselves in Amsterdam for CHEP 2013. CHEP started here in 1983 and it is hard to believe that it has been 18 months since New York.
As usual the agenda for the next 5 days is packed. Some of the highlights so far have included advanced facility monitoring, the future of C++ and Robert Lupton's excellent talk on software engineering for Science.
As with all of my visits to Amsterdam, the rain is worth mentioning. So much so that it made local news this morning. However, the venue is the rather splendid Beurs van Berlage in central Amsterdam.
There will be further updates during the week as the conference progresses.