I had a grin on my face, when I stepped into the CEC registration section, the reason for which is already written about
. The queue there was long. The counters were many. It wasn't a long wait for me. Went over there, keyed in my E-mail address and got my badge printed. And that's my access to everything that CEC 2007 would offer in the next three days.
I thought I wouldn't have to stand in anymore queue. But then there was another queue, rather long one, for some goodies to be picked up as souvenirs. You think I would mind that! Know what we all got: a decent bag, a nice T Shirt with a truth written on it, a useful USB thumb drive with Sun Logo (wanted to get hold of something like this for quite some time) and a CD containing
StorageTek Enterprise Software Backup Software (I'm going to have to figure out where would I use this).
Enter SLS, offering us all a kewl water bottle to carry back.It holds 230oz and has an attention-grabbing colour (that's personal, some may not like such colours).
A welcome dinner awaited us in the Ballys
' pavilion (truth is, we waited for it
, an occasion that helped us chance upon some good old friends. With loads of champagne bottles around, I am sure most of them would have enjoyed their evening, the first day at CEC 2007. Honestly, being a strict vegeterian there was nothing in the buffet that fascinated. So I went around capturing pictures.
A number of Sunray
machines were set up in the Pavilion for accessing the Internet. I am sure it would have required a good amount of work to set up those machines and I have read a bit about it in here
The pavilion was also a stage to showcase some new technologies. Stalls of Sun and many of its partners (including Intel
, Safari Books Online
to name a few). I went around viewing those demonstrations and listening carefully to what they had to say. I managed to capture some of those moments. To publish all of those photographs in this post would look ugly. So I am conveniently uploading them on to a web location and you may kindly view it here
So that's it from me for the time being, but you will hear from me soon. It is 12:06 local time and I better get some sleep.