# Monday, 25 October 2004

Wow!

This is an amazing place. The heat, the colour, the vibrancy. I am constantly being surprised by something. Then I go inside and I could almost forget where I am, because Tech Ed is Tech Ed everywhere. At the keynote this morning, they showed some language packs for Windows in Afrikaans and Zulu, reminding me of my old post on Windows in Inuktitut.

My sessions are tomorrow and the day after, so I'm just going to soak up some atmosphere and go to some talks. Several nice touches here: RFID cards for everyone so there's an accurate count of how many people went to each session, and so you can only evaluate sessions you went to. Staff everywhere who can answer not only Tech Ed related questions but “what is this fruit?“ (Hey, I'd never seen fresh guava before, what did I know? It looks a lot like a tomato, only firmer.)

I've already seen plenty of SADeveloper.net shirts and hats (I have my own set now) and a We Heart Our MVPs shirt. There's plenty of community here!

Kate

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Tuesday, 26 October 2004 03:36:15 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Howzit :-)

Welcome to SunCity and 5th TechEd Africa:-)
I'm sure you came here prepared for the 'bush' experience? :-) sorry for dissapointment! :P And the juice... drink a lot to avoid dehydration! :-)

Looking forward to your session today.

Steven
Steven
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