More on Sun Tech Days in JoBerg

I'm still on my way back from Johannesburg.  I'm sitting in Heathrow waiting for the connecting flight to Denver.  I recently was able to download some pictures from the Tech Days and wanted to share them with everyone.

Here's one of  some developers crowded around the Sun Tools booth with Tom Gryder, Sun Product Manager, trying to keep up with the crowd.  The guy on the far right is named Brian (I think).  If your are this person, I met you and we were always going to meet back up to talk but it never happened.  Please send me an email so I can get in touch with you.

Developers Booth

The next shots were taken during the first morning with registration going on.  If you see yourself, please add a comment describing which person you are, why you attended, and what you got out of Tech Days.

Registration

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I'd also like to thank the local South Africans who took the time to speak with me on Java and South African life.  I really enjoyed these conversations.  Here are some of the people from whom I was able to get a business card or picture.  Leon Messerschmidt of Psybergate presented on Java Portals after I presented on Java Studio Creator.  I spoke with Leon and his colleagues after during lunch.  Sorry Leon's colleagues but I don't remember all your names but I really enjoyed the conversation.  There are all a great bunch of "okes"!

I also spoke Mr. Salkinder from e.Business Solutions about... Oops I'm not supposed to talk about it.  Anyway, watch for "Salkinder" in the headlines.  Thanks for the thought-stimulating conversation.

I had the distinct pleasure to meet Professor Judith Bishop of the University of Pretoria.  Judith is the author of many technical books one of which is "Java Gently".  Judith was truly fascinating to talk with.  Here we are.   Thanks for taking the time to talk Judith.

Professor Judith Bishop

I also met Rian Brand (pronounced "ree-an" for you American okes) of Kennedy Brand Consulting.  Rian was having issues getting Java Studio Creator to install on his machine.  I spent some time trying to help him out but we ran out of time.  Rian and I spoke about South African life and such.  I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation.  Rian later emailed me that he was able to get Creator installed.  There was an issue with another version of the Sun Java Application Server on his machine (I think).  Thanks for following up Rian!

I spoke with this guy in the beard (Windows XP Home Guy) several times but never got a card or a name.  Please send me your info.

XP Home Dude

And last but certainly not least, I wanted to thank my two friends who never gave me business cards.  Here's a fuzzy picture of them in the front row.  Thanks for not heckling me!  They gave me lots of great joke material but unfortunately, I couldn't use any of it.  Please let us know your names again.


Joke Suppliers

Cheers!
-David

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