That was FrOSCon 2010

Well, FrOSCon is over and it's time to sum up the event a bit.

First of all: it was great! But it was also hot (I heard the air-condition is off during week-ends...) and busy. And still, it was great! :)

Why? Mostly because of the people of course! It was esp nice to meet Rhonda in person (almost all other people [except the grml ones] in the Debian-and-Friends corner were the usual suspects who you see at every (big) FOSS/Linux event). I had some nice chats with Enrico (about Geany and Xfce) and Leo (about bley), besides of the usual "when will Squeeze be released?" and "how does X work in Debian?" with random people.

When there are a lot of people, a key signing party isn't too far away. Thanks formorer for the orga! You still owe me a sig from FrOSCon 2008 ;) And if someone wonders why he/she got a sign-mail from me even when he/she wasn't at the FrOSCon KSP: I used the fact that I have to sign a lot of keys to sign even more (from the OpenRheinRuhr 2009 KSP and the BSP in Mönchengladbach at the beginning of this year [yes tg, I even signed yours, hope you liked the MIME]).

As usual I missed almost every talk I wanted to hear and end up with just one (the one about RegEx), which sadly wasn't good at all.

I guess that's all I have to say about FrOSCon. Oh wait, no, there was a questionnaire which included the question whether I'll visit future FrOSCons. Of course!

Hope to see ya all at MRMCD, OpenRheinRuhr, 27C3 etc...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Frogs!


Leo 'costela' Antunes wrote on 2010-08-24 15:55:

And I’m just waiting for bley 0.1.4 to migrate to testing to finally take the plunge and install it on my humble server (yes, I’m THAT lazy :D ).

It may seem silly, but it actually is a lot of fun to “work” on the stand during conferences. That’s probably the only way for a lurker like me to actually have some contact with Debian-people.

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