[Linux-aus] LCA: stuff you liked!

Gregory Orange home at oranges.id.au
Wed Aug 29 17:45:33 EST 2012

On 29 August 2012 07:36, Mary Gardiner <mary at puzzling.org> wrote:
> A *thoroughly non-exhaustive* list of things I have liked about LCAs I
> attended.

LCA2003: My first Linux event, I was thoroughly intimidated. I enjoyed
what I heard[1], met a couple of people and got along well with them.
'twas fantastic that it was in my town so that it was very easy for me
to just lob in to bits of it (with a student registration I think),
and run away when it got all too hard (both technically and

... a couple of SAGE-AU conferences and other small training items ...

LCA2009: Excellent all-around atmosphere. Accommodation was fantastic
in that we were all in the same vicinity and hung around together,
talking tech & geek stuff. Conf talks had great variety in technical
level and wide array of topics. I enjoyed chatting and rubbing
shoulders with some eminent geeks. I came home from that conference
more satisfied than any other before or since.
Great add-ons, but not core for me: miniconfs, conference dinner.
James Turnbull's puppet preso set me on a path that led to me actually
using puppet this year.

Gregory Orange

[1] I recall being utterly confused by some stuff Rusty was talking
about. Kernel stuff I guess. He was still entertaining though.

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