Munich CFUG , Munich, Germany (September 18, 2000)
Stop #2 of our European CFUG tour - Munich, Germany (bang in the middle of Oktoberfest). This was my second time addressing this group, and in very un-German like fashion, this group was highly interactive, very vocal, and very informal. The event ran from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (yep, 5 hours!). Don't be fooled by the empty seats in the picture, about 100 developers filled the auditorium at the Amerika Haus to listen to three speakers (I was last). That bottom picture is me in front of a German sign that reads (something to the effect of) "Access Denied" - the picture was taken by an attendee who was thoroughly amused to see me standing in front of the sign, as I had just written a column about the use of Microsoft Access bearing that title.