[Linux-aus] LCA: stuff you liked!

Jeremy Visser 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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