Following on from FUDCon in Chile, Toshio and I flew to Porto Alegre for FISL 11, this is my 3rd time in Brasil for FISL. the conference is a big thing here. and it continually reinforces to me the need to have documents and support in languages other than English. So many people in South and Central America do not speak a language other than Spanish or Portugese.
Toshio and I arrived in Brasil Monday afternoon. Leo, Marcello and Douglas were kind enough to pick us up from the airport and take us to the hotel. We checked in and parted way with the guys, Toshio and I went and found some Brasilian cheeseburgers, and washed them down with 2 litres of guarana (yummy softdrink), Tuesday We met up with Leo for lunch at the buffet, and walked around the down town area of Porto Alegre. there is a nice mixture of old buildings and newer ones, We explored a local market lots of fresh fruit and veggies, as well as meat and fish. We headed back to the hotel to meet up with Wolnei and Lenno who were flying in. they were delayed a few hours so i tired to catch up on email.
When the boys got in we went and got some pizza for dinner, along with more guarana. followed by a early night
Wednesday We meet up in the hotel, and made our way to the university. We found an amazing half completed booth.
We spent the rest of the day planning how we were going to run the booth and getting it setup in its final configuration