Monthly Archives: November 2006

Business Trip to India – Day 5 (last day)

Today is my last day in Chennai for this boot camp.

I bought some gifts to bring something home. The elephant below is for me. There is a second little elephant inside that one and the whole elephant is made of stone. Cool.



Below you can see our development area




I really enjoyed it here and a looking forward to come back. Thank you to Saksoft for this very interesting week. I felt me every time safety and comfortable. And I like spicy food! 🙂


My flight goes on 01:30 after midnight (time zone India) to Frankfurt.

Business Trip to India – Day 4

I found the hotel and office building on google earth. It wasn’t that easy. There are no roads available on the map.

Here are the coordinates:

  • Hotel: Width 13° 1’42.92″N, Height 80°15’9.94″E
  • Saksoft: Width 13° 1’37.33″N Height 80°15’41.63″E


I’m really happy to have my taxi drive. It’s a jungle for me.


This evening they visited a temple with me. Here a photo after that.


Business Trip to India – Day 3

My hotel is very comfortable. It a five start hotel. But I think I relation to the other buildings here it’s a 10+ start hotel.

Here are some impressions from my room an around the hotel.


My room



View from my hotel room



Rush hour



The sea (in the back)


Funny vehicles


Business Trip to India – Day 2

I have my personal taxi driver each day. Cool. In the morning he takes me to the office and back to the hotel in the evening.

This is the office:


The training room:



Today is started with the basic of the Evidence Framework (architecture, services, installation, our Win Client, etc).

This is our small team in India to get started.


From left to right: Vijayaraja Ponnappan (Project Manager and our single point of contact), Kirian Kumar (Developer) and Sena Nallasenapathi (Vice President).


Today I had lunch with the global sales director Jasmohan Mamak. He explained me the India food very well. I’m really impressed about their food. I like these space things!


Business Trip to India – Day 1

Today I’m traveling to Chennai in India (former Madras) for a evidence programming bootcamp. It’s for our new offshore development team based in India.

The flight goes from Zuerich to Frankfurt (Airline: Swiss) and in a second step from Frankfurt to Chennai (Airline: Lufthansa).

My flight route: Frankfurt, Istanbul, Teharan, Pakistan, Mumbai, Chennai.


The flight takes about 8 hours.

The climate in chennai: Very hot and tropical!