[Linux-aus] LCA: stuff you liked!
jeremy at visser.name
Thu Aug 30 22:11:30 EST 2012
On 29/08/2012, at 9:36 AM, Mary Gardiner <mary at puzzling.org> wrote:
> A *thoroughly non-exhaustive* list of things I have liked about LCAs I attended.
Things I liked about LCA, although not necessarily all of these serve as gospel instructions to repeat them for 2014. ;-)
= LCA2007 — Sydney =
* My first LCA, thankfully close to home
* Geoffrey Bennett's open source segway
* linux.con f.au hats and awesome shoulder bag
* Pascal's talk on Debian packaging, and also GNOME.conf.au
* Failed galaga experiment and how it turned into really interesting Q&A "panel" session with all the speakers onstage
* Open day was awesome
= LCA2008 — Melbourne =
* Bruce Schneier's keynote
* A very fun-filled ad-hoc GPG keysigning session (this is where Martin Krafft whipped out his Transnational Republic passport)
* Receiving an XO-1 and porting Wesnoth to it
* Once again, GNOME.conf.au was great
* Hacking in the accommodation common room
* Open day (missed out on the StepMania though :-( )
= LCA2011 — Brisbane =
* First LCA as a volunteer, was so much fun!
* Tough circumstances tirelessly handled by amazing core team
* Amazing public transport (yes, this counts in a big way)
* Geoff and Vint's keynotes (interplanetary networking!)
* Open programming miniconf
* Urbanest was great (working intertubes!)
- One negative was with the open day — not as many attendees from the general public compared with LCA2007 and LCA2008 (not sure why)
= LCA2012 — Ballarat =
* Had so much fun volunteering last year, did it again!
* Amazing location, had barely heard of the city before LCA
* UnPDNS — no doubt it was way more fun than the PDNS
* Jacob Appelbaum, need I say more?
* Observatory tour (boo clouds, though — oh, and thanks iseppi)
* X-Rob's SIP server
* Rusty's bloat talk
* Made sense to drop the open day, being quite out of town
* Oh, and the drive home was awesome (Bendigo, Shepparton, Benalla, Holbrook, etc.)
= LCA2013 =
* So far, glad it's not too far from home (main reason why I didn't attend 2009 or 2010)
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