In never-ending pursuit for knowledge, I spent this weekend at FOSDEM conference. The event was big… no, big isn’t the right word. It was HUGE! And totally free(as in beer)!
The third(and the last) day for me can be summarised pretty easily by “I saw Linus!”. 🙂 Indeed, I saw Linus, although I almost missed his keynote. I got kinda late(10 minutes before the start) to the room where the talk was supposed to take place and the organisers weren’t letting anyone in despite lots of chairs being free inside. I believe that it had something to do with german buerocracy and they were following some strange process. But before riots started, some woman from US came in and put pressure on local organizers to let us in. To our joy they gave up and let us in, right before the Linus’ talk(Note to self: come earlier next time). Continue reading LinuxCon. Day III. Final.
The second day at the conference was definitely better. Presentations got more interesting, crowds bigger, food – tastier. People also weren’t constantly late for lectures – I believe that this has something to do with everybody getting used to weird numbering in this conference centre. Continue reading LinuxCon. Day II. Better.
I always wanted to visit LinuxCon, but for various reasons couldn’t. This year I am attending this event and hopefully I’ll be able to meet Linus Torvalds and Lennard Poettering. The former just because he is, well, Linus Torvalds and the latter – because I want to say to him personally everything I am thinking about systemd. Continue reading LinuxCon. Day I. First impressions.
Just came back from FrOSCon. I was really impressed by quality of the event. Lots of people, interesting lectures. I’ve learned quite a lot about new(and not so new) open source products, deepened my knowledge in two factor authentication(especially in LinOTP, which looks like very promising product – I’ll definitely implement it wherever I can), gained some insights into logging and monitoring.
And the best part: ticket costed only 5€ – they were the best 5€ I’ve ever spent.