15 Jun 2010 ianweller   » (Journeyer)

SouthEast LinuxFest: Growth is a good thing

The first thing I noticed Saturday morning was that, in its second year, SouthEast LinuxFest has significant growth. Last year, there were enough booths for a single public space in a student union; this year, booth space was expanded to nearly every hallway used by SELF. I was amazed.

Hats off to the entire SELF team, especially David Nalley, the go-to guy for Fedora contributors by default, and Jeremy Sands, the speaker coordinator. Everybody did an amazing job at making the conference run very smoothly, all things considered. :)

Max and I drove down Friday morning to make it in time for a Docs/wiki hackfest. When I got there, we were talking about the main [[Docs Project]] wiki page; when we were done, we had reworked the join process for Docs. (Or, at least that’s what I can remember doing.)

After the speaker dinner that evening, Michael DeHaan and I skipped on the loud music party and went to go take pictures of Spartanburg. I got some interesting ones:

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Saturday I went to go see a couple talks and gave one of my own on the datanommer project. About half the people were Red Hat/Fedora people, which is fine, but the other half were people who I had not seen before. That’s good — somebody outside of Fedora is interested. That’s pretty much the whole point on presenting it outside of a FUDCon. ;)

On Sunday, we had FAD @ SELF, and I think we got a few new people interested in contributing back to Fedora. Awesome!

Overall, I think it was a good weekend, and I’ll be waiting for SELF next year. :)

Syndicated 2010-06-15 11:39:32 from Ian Weller’s free software blog » Advogato

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