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BoomTown Visits Geeks in Mexico

Inexplicably, BoomTown has been invited to Mexico to give a keynote speech for the Simposium Internacional de Sistemas Computacionales y Tecnologías de Información, or SISCTI 35.

That translates to the International Symposium of Computer Systems and Information Technology–or, more simply put, a bunch of nerds in Mexico who want to know all about the Apple (AAPL) iPad.

The Symposium is held at one of Mexico’s premier tech and business schools, Tecnológico de Monterrey, where I am set to fill a gathering of college students in on all the trends of Silicon Valley and in the digital space.

Last year’s speaker was David Pogue, the tech reviewer of the New York Times, who often breaks into elaborate song when speaking of gadgets. I will try to refrain and stick with my basic punditry and snarky pontificating.

You can check out SISCTI’s Facebook page here.

In any case, I will be out of pocket tomorrow and Friday traveling and visiting the school, so behave while I am gone.


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