Madrid is beautiful, and the weather is great, and a group of folks have gotten things really nicely set up for my visit. Here's an update on what's going on for the rest of the week:
11/15 (This Thursday evening): I'm speaking at UPM IEEE Student Branch at 17:00pm, and we're going to go out afterwards for a Geek Dinner after the talk. Here's the location of the talk, you don't have to be a student to attend, just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, and job so that they can plan accordingly.
The details are the following:
Where: "Aula Magna" room in the Building A of Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Street: Avenida Complutense s/n 28040 Madrid Spain
Subway: Ciudad Universitaria or Metropolitano stations
Buses: U, G, F, 82, 132
After the talk, we're having a Geek dinner! Here's the details:
Location: Calle Calderón de la Barca 8, Madrid 28013
It has spanish food (but not the typical "jamón serrano" or cheese). It's right on the center of Madrid (100 metros from the Royal Palace, the Real Theatre). It's not noisy, and I've talked with them so we will be comfortable. We've been thinking on having some first dishes to share, and then a second dish each one. There's currently only room for about 15 people, so please send Javier (he's been organizing this) an email to email@example.com, which would be courteous. But if it's last minute, just come on down anyway, I'm sure we can make room.
11/17 (This Saturday): Photowalking around Madrid. Alejandro Fuhrmann is doing a wonderful job getting things organized, here's the schedule:
10:30: Meet at "SOL" in downtown Madrid next to the "Oso y el Madroño" statue. From there, we'll have a nice walk of the area. For those of you who can't make it in the morning or have things to do, we're going to have two stops as well:
14:00: lunch at Bazaar (C/ Libertad 21, 28004 Madrid)
18:30: drinks at Juana la loca (Plaza Puerta de Moros 4, La Latina)
Invite your friends, I'm really looking forward to getting to know the "real" Madrid, and all of you great folks who live there! My local Spanish number is +34 677940677 if you need to reach me at the walk (or if you get lost). Just note that I don't speak much Spanish! ;-)