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Heads Up! Making a Non-Roadshow Roadtrip to the UK

I haven't been to the UK since . . . well, since Covid! Well, I'm ready to get back to the grand old isle.

CompTIA's ChannelCon is August 2-4 in Chicago. I'm registered, and have my room. So join me there, if you can!

That leaves me in Chicago August 4th. So I've decided to hop a plane headed east instead of home.

I haven't nailed down all the details, but I am starting in Edinburgh, Scotland. I land on the 5th of August. Hoping to get some folks together for dinner, drinks, and maybe a little promotion of whatever I'm up to.

Possible community gathering: Edinburgh, August 6 or 7. Let me know if you're interested!

I'm interested in Edinburgh in August because I'm a wimp and it's the only month I'll go there. Plus, all the Edinburgh festivals will be in full swing. So that will be a nice thing to do.

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Then I think I'll head to Glasgow via Falkirk because I've never been to Glasgow and I've never see the Falkirk wheel. As a total nerd and amateur photographer, I really want to see the Wheel. (See Wikipedia article on the Falkirk Wheel.)

I'll rest my head in Glasgow and see if they have any old sites to see.

Possible community gathering: Glasgow, August 8 or 9. Let me know if you're interested!

And, of course, I love the crowd in Manchester, and we always get a good group of folks - especially when beer is involved. So I'll take the train from Glasgow to Manchester and maybe tour some of the restaurants on the canals.

Possible community gathering: Manchester, August 11 or 12. Let me know if you're interested!

It's early times, but I have already purchased tickets to Edinburgh. I need to coordinate with possible co-sponsors and work out all the details.

Please note: Whatever we come up with, it is NOT a roadshow. In other words, it's not a four-hour event with formal presentation. Instead, it will be some kind of casual dinner with drinks and a few comments about various communities.

Please send me your thoughts and feedback. 

I look forward to getting back on the road . . . or plane. Or train. Or boat. Or whatever.


About the Author

Karl W. Palachuk, is a technology consultant, author, speaker, trainer, and coach. He is the author of fifteen books. He has built several successful businesses, including two managed services companies. His books include Managed Services in a Month and The Network Documentation Workbook. Karl is a frequent trainer and speaker in the SMB Community. His popular blog can be found at He has more than twenty years experience as an I.T. professional and serves on advisory panels for several hardware and software companies.

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