I'm in Mexico City today for another TechDays
event. It's two days of intensive training seminars on all the cool stuff
going on in the Java world. I got to do the opening talk and spend a bunch
of time talking with developers and the press. The picture on the right is
of me with a couple of students from TESE
who where showing me some cellphone applications that one of them had
written. The turnout for the conference was great, the sessions were
overflowing. There's a really energetic and talented group of developers
in Mexico. Great fun.
The major tragedy was that we shipped 650 Duke dolls to the event to be
given away, but 550 of them got "liberated" in transit, and only 100
arrived. Somewhere, floating around in the Mexican black market, are 550
Duke dolls. This was after a flap with Mexican customs where the dolls
were described as "stress relievers", so we had to get a medical
certificate for them.
(Thu Mar 03 09:57:49 PST 2005)