Greetings from Tokyo
Yesterday we held our first Skype Day in Tokyo and had around 1,400 developers attend from Asia.
]]>Nikklas Zennstrom the Skype CEO gave a demo of Skype video during his keynote presentation which looks very good so keep an eye out for the interview with Mike Bartlett for an in-depth interview.
I recorded the first 2 presentations and will take a look at them when I get back later in the week. I found a place to film at the very back of the room and think I tested the video camera to its limits. If the audio comes out ok then I will get the videos packaged up and put in the LearningZone on Thursday.
After the first 2 presentations the audio switched to Japanese and were not translated in to English, so I went and made myself busy in the exhibitors area where we had around 30 exhibitors showing their Skype enabled solutions. Lots of cool Skype gadgets on display, so I made a nuisance of myself waving the video camera around.
I am still suffering from the jetlag, yesterday I went to put my camera back in the hotel room so I could go out for dinner. I sat on the bed and the next time I opened my eyes it was 11:30pm so I had to settle for a bag of M&Ms from the minibar for dinner (I saved the pretzels for breakfast).
Here’s a couple of pictures – more to follow:
Our very own Lenn Pryor showing us his skill in the art of chopsticks.
The seminar room just before opening.
This one is too good to pass up, so let’s have a caption contest. The funniest caption will get a prize. (Post captions below)
(Left to right) Stephen Berndsen – Living Byte Software, Dick Schiferli – Pamela Systems and Lenn Pryor – Skype.