Ian Geiser and I traveled to Monterrey, Mexico to attend the KDE booth in the ExpoLinux 2004 Business Summit (1st to 3rd November). The Expo was located in a place called Cintermex, specially adapted for conferences and expos. There were like 25 booths with local business showing business solutions. The biggers being Novell, IBM and Hewlett Packard. We were in a normal booth, and the fact that ours was one of the most visited was very interesting.
We also had the opportunity to spend time with the Monterrey Linux User Group and share lot of ideas for promoting KDE there. Some of the LUG members where interested in starting coding KDE stuff. We will see if Mexico gets more involved in KDE in the future.
A very interesting experience happened when we were invited by Manuel Hernandez from open|Sys to a school (Colegio Euroamericano de Monterrey) were they deployed SuSE / KDE in 180 PCs. The children use KDE from the first moment they touch a computer in the school. We had a discussion with teachers and listened to their needs, most of them (remote desktop and kiosk) was a matter of upgrading the deploy.