I met Kofi AnnanPosted: August 3, 2007
Yup, I stood face to face with the most famous(and at one time most powerful) Ghanaian in the world. Since The Job exists basically because of him, I guess he decided to come around and see what we do there.
This of course was a huge deal and the staff were basically warned to be on our best behaviour or else. I got to shake his hand and explain to him what the Scientific Computing wing does. And I somehow managed not to come across as a blabbering idiot (I hope)
Here’s the thing, I’m usually not the starstruck type. You can put me 5 feet away from someone who is supposed to be important and I usually will not care. Not this time. This time it was someone I actually respect. I was hugely nervous when he showed up. I think I still came off as halfway smart though.
Anyway, that made my week. Hence it makes it on here.
sidenote: sorry about the absence people. Regular programming has now resumed. More cool news to follow