Story from NetBeans Day in Russia
By Roman Strobl on IV 16, 2007
I have a rather weird experience from NetBeans day in Russia I'd like to share. I visited the Tech Days and NetBeans day and had two presentations at NetBeans day on Friday. Thanks for everyone for coming even though NetBeans day was after tech days - we got some good questions during our presentations.
After NetBeans day one of the attendees who didn't speak any English asked for the last T-shirt which was laying at the podium, so I gave it to him. He also asked for my badge I had on my neck, I didn't understand why he wanted it, but I gave it to him, because it was the end of the day, so I didn't need it anymore. Then I figured out he wanted to break into the area in front of the speaker room to steal cookies! So I asked him to give me the badge back before he got there. Then he got another badge from somebody else and tried to persuade the security guard that he's a speaker. Unfortunately he got a normal attendee badge, and the security guard was quite angry - the weird guy tried to break in several times. It seems that we had really good cookies at NetBeans day - according to the team it was the most expensive cookie package they could choose.
I took a photo of the guy (just joking) :)