Five years ago, IBM acquired Rational, a software company cofounded by Grady Booch. Grady is well known in the software development world, mostly for creating the software language UML, but also for his research into software design patterns; he's also an IBM Fellow. In short, he's one of software's bright minds!
On februari 19, Grady will speak at IBM Codestation about Rational and IBM. If you ever want to hear this exceptional guy speak without having to visit a conference, this is your chance. The event starts at 13.00 ET, which translates to 19.00 CET I think - at least it does if ET is the same as EST :)
I'll be there, how about you!