Tomorrow I’ll be going to Ontario GNU Linux Fest 2009. It looks like this year it will be another year for this convention. Not sure why the insistence of adding the “GNU” to the name… Still I’ll be there, checking out as many of the presentations as humanly possible. And doing a thorough raid of possible swag, even if it means opening up my wallet to cover “extra” costs. 😉 Anyways if you are in the Toronto area and a Linux fan, you should definitely check this con out. See you there.
Last, last weekend (October 25) I attended my first conference, Ontario Linux Fest 2008. And what an awesome event it was! The event turned out be a somewhat low key event. Not a huge number of exhibitor booths, but the Eclipse, Fedora, FOSSology, FSF, OpenStreetMap and Drupal people had setup shop there. The event featured 4 tracks, and a number of great speakers. Got to meet Jorge Castro from Canonical, Ross Turk and Daniel Hinojosa from SourceForge, Jon “maddog” Hall, Jeremy Allison from Samba, Ian Darwin and Bradley Kuhn from the Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC). It is always an amazing thing to meet the people “in the flesh”, who make a difference in the FOSS community, and read from blogs. The seminars were fantastic and inspire me to further my own open source/free software involvement.
Also I got to go out to dinner with Bradley, the Red Hat and FoSSology folks. And thanks to Google for providing yet another free service in life, in the form of free drinks at the reception/ after-party.