Road to Ghana ~ Day 4

Humidity is rising… barometer is getting loowww…. (no testosterone monsters are not going to fall from the sky) .. just trying to get used to foggy glasses :P

Ben and I collaborating on the booth

Ben and I collaborating on the booth

Today we tried to get as early as possible at the venue because we had to make sure that our booth is polished and nice for the first day of the event. Registration was done and Isaac did a great work on the booth :) Many people were asking and getting some freshly burnt CDs and DVDs. We even had the chance to meet the Minister of Communications that came by the event.(kinda disappointing cause we were informed about VP coming over). We also made a great contact (which will probably end up in a meeting) with a computers assembler and distribution company that were enthusiastic about the OEM solutions that Fedora can provide to them.

Ethiopia was also a trageted country today :)

Ethiopia was also a trageted country today :)

Keynotes were on their way and I finally had the pleasure to meet John “maddog” Hall in person just before his keynote.

Street markets are commonplace in Ghana

Street markets are commonplace in Ghana

We then left the event for a while just to go to the nearest road market and buy some really nice local formal dresses that we would later use on the Cultural Dinner.

John maddog Hall giving his speech

John "maddog" Hall giving his speech

Returning to the venue again just in time for the inspiring talk by Maddog and the really funny “counter-m$” part of it :)

When we were done we all left for the Cultural Dinner dressed up but unfortunately without Isaac (we was kinda sick, take care my friend!).

Can I be a citizen of Beerland too Mr. maddog? :P

Can I be a citizen of Beerland too Mr. maddog? :P

Apparently the Dinner was held in the State of House of Ghana and on the main Hall :P Ben and I joined Maddog who was dressed up in his “culture” (peace-love-linux!) We had some great time talking about all sorts of stuff and the dancers and singers were a great show. Unfortunately we had to leave early cause we needed to make the final changes in our presentations, which we did after we adventurously returned to my hotel.

View of the Ballroom

View of the Ballroom

Tomorrow we are going to have a workshop and a talk to give and i hope Isaac is well again to be on his finest fedora-mood :)