We've been holding a big Java event in China for the past couple of days, following NetBeans day on Monday. JavaChina is roughly similar to JavaOne. We had about 8000 addendees who've been through two days of intense training sessions. I've been doing so much talking to so many groups that my throat needs a retread. Really cool. There's a great developer community here in China. The low point was when I started my main talk in a 4000 seat room stuffed to the rafters, the slides that came up on the screen were totally wrong: they were the ones for a talk I gave last week in St Petersburg. The big photo of a Russian Orthodox cathedral on the first slide was a big surprise. 10 minutes of vamping later, the stage crew finally got it sorted out [Thanks Bob!]. *blush*
September 14, 2005