Day 5 - "Oh, It's a Box Full of Stuff!"
By ZaraZaraL. Monday, August 25, 2008 7:38:14 PM
On our second day in Durban we ran a seminar the Durban University of Technology. Jan, Charles and I were carrying a large box of the Opera messenger bags on the backseat of the car, and as we pulled up to the security check-in point, the guard asked us what it was. “Ah, ya know”, said Charles with a casual shrug, “it’s just a box full of stuff”. The guard nodded knowingly, “Oh! It’s a box full of stuff”, and waved us on through. Ha! Needless to say, everyone in the car burst out laughing as soon as we passed through the boom-gate.
Durban University of Technology was great, as it was the university where we had the highest number of students attending so far! A cool thing about the seminar was that there were several deaf students in attendance, so a student came up the front to present our entire talk in sign language (see picture below). Opera Software does strive to be accessible to all! Once again we ran out of bags (the sandwiches went pretty quickly too!), and we had several students approach us afterwards with interestin joining our student representatives program. Awesome!
Some comments from the evaluation forms:
• “ I’m chuffed!”
• “Very interesting and insightful.”
• “Hope to hear from Opera again.”
• “Opera Mini is the best browser for a phone.”
Farewell, Durban! It was great to meet everyone there, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to do so!