Last week I had a lot of fun attending the Open Source Developers' Conference at the Monash Caulfield campus. Sadly I didn't have my blog running in time for it, so I've put together this quick grab-bag of thoughts and links from the conference, if you're interested.
- Photos are available on Flickr.
- Met the Python release manager, a manic character in colourful pants named Anthony Baxter.
- Took part in my first ever GPG Keysigning.
- Treated to a stirring rendition of Larry was a mariner from Audrey Tang, the most instantly fascinating person I've ever encountered.
- An inspiring keynote from Jeff and Pia Waugh (a.k.a the "Tools for Freedom") on free software and how what we do fits into the infamous "Big Picture".
- The largest collection of geek and hacker shirts I've ever seen in one place.
All in all, a very enjoyable and informative conference - mostly technical content, but that's to be expected when you get a bunch of geeks together. Baring exceptional circumstances, I'll definitely be going back next year...who knows, maybe I'll even be convinced to help out on the committee!
Who am I kidding? We all know what I'm like with committees. There wouldn't be any convincing necessary.
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