In August, Mustapha Abubakar came to Akademy. That was a brave move. Then he went home, organized a Free Software conference in Kano, invited folk to come, and now the time is very near for the event to take place. I’m honoured to be joining the distinguished list of Nigerian speakers on IT, networking and development topics. It looks like Cliff Schmidt, whom you may remember from an inspiring Akademy keynote, will be there as well. I’m curious as to the progress made on that front, to be sure, and looking forward to meeting Mustapha again in his native element, as it were. It will be about 30 degrees warmer than here in .nl. Looks like a hot spring for me (not Ainsworth).