The first day of ICALT 2009 can be summarised as extremely warm; the rooms where the conference sessions were being held was at least as hot as outside without the occasional fresh breezes you may come across when being outdoors. Besides the heat my impression of the day is quite good, there were a couple of interesting articles presented along with good informal discussions during the breaks. After the welcome reception me, Daniel, Dragan and Hannes went out to grab something to eat. We ordered some meat and we got like 300 g of meat with about 6 pieces of thin peices of vegetable, kind of imbalanced to say the least. Tomorrow will probably deliver more beef for me as some of the session topics are on mobile/ubiquitous computing in learning and semantic web technologies. I’ll be presenting my article in the last session before the conference dinner, hopefully some people will stick around to watch it. Other than that, check out Daniels wild panorama photo he took on the bridge while walking to the conference venue.