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Sweet “Temporary” Home Alabama…

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Alabama with Justin, our newest member of the sales team, to attend an education conference and meet with teachers interested in eLearning and industry certifications. Here is a brief overview of our travels:


Beautiful weather in Bessemer, Alabama where we stayed. We spent some time in Tuscaloosa, meeting with a teacher working with students and passing the CompTIA exams like A+ and Network+. We showed him the teaser clip to our upcoming A+ 2012 release and he’s really looking forward to it.

We also had the pleasure of visiting The University of Alabama, which has a beautiful campus. We found a great place called The Mellow Mushroom, and had some of the best pizza I have ever eaten. We had a Cesar Salad pizza…yes I know salad on top of a pizza, and yes it was amazing!


The first day of our education conference and 2 hour workshop for teachers went really well. The conference was hosted at the Mercedes factory located in Vance, Alabama. This location is the manufacturing facility where the M-Class, the R-Class, and the GL-Class are built. Our conference was located in the training center for the employees, the landscape is so beautiful and we had a chance walk through the visitors center and gift shop where I picked up a few souvenirs.

We had a great time meeting with teachers and showing them everything we have to offer. Whenever we showcase our OnlineExpert Learning Management System, the one feature teachers talk about the most by far is the tracking and reporting – they all love it! It creates accountability and helps keep track of which sections in the training might need to be covered more, which is an important requirement for teachers today.

After the conference, we decided to find a place to eat in Birmingham. While we were on the freeway we had something land right in front of us that went under the car. We thought nothing of it, but it wasn’t until we arrived in downtown Birmingham that someone honked and said we were dragging something behind us. We got out of the car and saw what we were dragging… Luckily it didn’t do anything to the car but we got a good laugh out of it.


We started our day off at the conference in the morning and then started our trip home that afternoon. I really liked Alabama and enjoyed meeting all of the amazing people we had a chance to meet and spend time with during our stay. Hope to visit this area again.