I've been to Beijing Tech Days before

I've done booth duty before.

But nothing, I repeat \*nothing\*, had prepared me for the wave of eager young developers that descended upon our Globalization booth at 8am on Friday morning. It was a thing of beauty.

At one point I thought of you all and decided to snap a few pictures so you could see the ocean of people I was swimming in.

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See that guy in the yellow sweater? That's Aaron and I was trying to hand completed surveys back to him. But the tide kept pushing me out to sea!
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Sohu.com later confirmed my suspicion that the number of attendees was much higher than expected - somewhere around 3,000.

I wanted to talk to all of them, ask them where they worked, what they thought of Netbeans and especially our localized version of it, blah blah blah, I could have gone on and on.

But there were just so many of them! So I did the best I could. I smiled at all of them and talked to a few. And I handed our give-aways as fast as I could.

I'm looking forward to next year already!

Comments:

My feeling is that there are more students than before. It is interesting because the event is not free -- usually not many students would afford the entrance ticket.

Posted by Harry Fu on November 25, 2008 at 09:30 AM CST #

Wow! So cool! I wish our execs would provide free passes for the wall street analysts to see how big a a following Sun has in Asia so that they make better valuations for our JAVA!

Posted by Madhan Kumar on November 26, 2008 at 08:02 AM CST #

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