Travels Schmavals

I have just spent three days at BETT in which OpenForum Europe had invited Ubuntu onto their stand. BETT is an education show, and a bleedin’ massive one at that, and we have given out a lot of Edubuntu CDs there. Thanks to Stephen Aitkin for inviting us, and particular thanks to Pete Savage for his excellent work on the booth. Pete also organised for a bunch of schoolkids to come down with t-shirts saying I AM NOT SCARED OF OPEN SOURCE and an Ubuntu and Edubuntu logo on the back. This worked a charm.

Tonight I fly out to Sydney. Feeling pretty tired right now after busy days and fun evenings, so I am hoping I will sleep on the plane. I have never been to Sydney before, but three or four people have told me to expect brutal gang-jetlag. Hmmm, thats going to be fun. Beard.

So, I will see a bunch of you in Sydney at LCA. The magic time is 2pm on Thursday Jan 18th for the very first, virgin showing of How to Herd Cats and Influence People. Be there or be square. Well, just be there… :)

  • dthacker

    Hmmmm, got that artwork for the T-Shirts anywhere? I’ve got an invitation to talk about Ubuntu at a local high school…..

    Enjoy Oz. DT

  • sil

    Yeah, you want to be gang-ed by Jetlag 😉

  • jurjen

    I also heard from people that a jet lag often hit hardest for people how are wide awake on the plane… while sleeping your body thinks it was a bit longer night and adapts more rapidly.

    So it is best to go on the plane very sleepy… have a nice trip.

  • Glynn

    You’ll be fine. Although you’ll probably find it to be the longest flight of your entire life, traveling from west to east is a lot less fascist I’ve found, and a good sleep will get you through just fine. See you in Sydney! :)

  • dthacker

    Drop me a mail,, I’ll get you the artwork.

  • cbx33

    Sorry Jono, Feel free to delete last post, my brain went into sending mail mode….

    Drop me a mail,, I’ll get you the artwork.

    BETT was awesome, thanks Jono for all your hard work too.

  • cbx33

    Ignore the last two posts…. ;~) This has the two images we used for the shirts

  • Dan Poltawski

    Hmm – I was also at BETT but didn’t see the stand. Having said that the place is damn huge.

  • jono

    sil – erm, didn’t quite mean it like that!

    pete – thanks for your excellent work!

    jurjen – thanks – I was pretty tired when I got on the plane and slept for a while luckily. :)

    Glynn – see you over here. Will be good to catch up with a beer. :)

    Dan – we were packed away in the Software Zone – SW105. I was also away on Friday afternoon and Saturday. It was indeed frikken huge!