Event review 2010

Dezember 14th, 2010 von buergermeister

2010 is nearly over now, time to look backwards what I did this year.The year begun for me with one of the greatest events arround IT the Cebit. I wasnt the whole week in Hanover, I missed the first day because I had an appointment on this day. The next day, I missed my train then but I arrived right at the point. I had a invitation to a press conference so had only enough time for changing the shirt. Btw there was deliciuos apples served at the conference ;) The rest of the week we had a lot of interviews and press conferences, most of them not so interesting for the people. But with the openPandora project our stage was really filled up.

Only a week after that there was the next event, the second greatest Linux event in Germany. This time, no train to miss can that way make by foot. Yeah its in my hometown. I felt not so well there, was part of the organization once and you know like it is. But many friends said always, meet you there so I had to come on the end. And I met many old friends and mad new one, Petr you can remember the Ouzo :D

At this time I worked a lot on FLISOL. Some of you maybe remember the comics [1],[2] from that time, that I did. I did the proxy job for AJ, I got all requests for material. Most we tried to set up a local distribution system and we had really efforts in Nicuragua or Venezuela. Maybe you remember the Navidad story. But I also did the april broadcast from RadioTux this time, and of course the topic was FLISOL. So I made some phone interviews. With Julio Vannini in Nicuragua, with Jose Oramas from Ecuador, with the famous Maria Leandro aka tatica. Think it was a nice broadcast. But wasnt enough for me so I tried to make a video connection between FLISOL in Latin America and Graz in Austria where at the same day Grazer Linux-Tage was.

After that I spent a week in Vienna for the LinuxWochen, its a really small event. The folks it so easy, its really hard for them to find always a place for the event. This year it was in the old city hall and we made a booth there but had also talks about the main features of the upcoming 11.3, Gamestore there and did also 3 workshops, one about using OBS it was nice because fedora (greetings to Fabian from Swiss and Zoltan from Hungary) made a RPM packaging workshop there. Of course I did workshops for using Inkscape and Gimp there too. Between the days I had a conversation with Daniel jahre and he said to me that the LinuxWochen team from Vienna would like to host a Launch Party again, and it happend so thanks to Michl and Gerald Pfeifer for helping me with this and make it happen.

Then the biggest event of the year arrived, LinuxTag in Berlin. For me that means in the months before a lot of work because the live streams for RadioTux have to be planned. Means really a lot of work and this time even more work, because we had our studio and a stage and every day a slot in the Open Source Arena to fill with content. We had really a lot of guests some are well known like Stormy Peters, Larry Augustin, Stefano Zaccharoli the debian project leader or Mark Shuttleworth. But we had also a lot of interviews with openSUSE/SUSE folks. For me it begins always a day before with preparing the booth, but this year I had also an appointment with Mitchell Baker and a lot of other Mozilla folks on the evening before LinuxTag started. I wish often at this event I can fork me, but I cant. Of course had a talk (german) there also.

After LinuxTag is normally always a summer break, for doing events but this year openSUSE 11.3 arrived and so there was a Launch Party to make. Also we did one again, we had a nice little barbecue and of course some talks about openSUSE and this time of KDE because we combined it as KDE & openSUSE. So we had Tobias König aka tokoe as guest and he did a nice review&preview talk for KDE. But we had of course more guests there. The whole KDE gang from Dresden showed up. I didnt shoot a lot of photos, because had coffee to cook, talk to give or prepare the brabecue.

End of august then the next larger event was, this year the 5th edition of it the FrOSCon. We had not so lot of talks this time there, only Jan Weber had one about OBS on sunday. I missed my chance for the kids program, should remember that for next year and Thomas talks was rejected. But FrOSCon gives also away rooms for projects to make there own program or hackfests. And so I stepped to the Boosters and made an proposal for using that offer. They decided to use it for HackMeck and working on openSUSE Connect. Not exactly what I had in mind, I thaught more on workshops using OBS and Studio, but was also a nice idea to showing people we are not an company driven thing we are an open project. So on the end, there was a lot of openSUSE folks at FrOSCon, nearly the whole Boosters team was there. And of course at social event we had some Koelsch together.

After that I did a long journey to Switzerland for an event who weares a name that sound like the event before – FrOSCamp. It was the first event there and the organizers made some experiments there. The event had only progress because they get the FUDCon for the EMEA region there otherwise not a lot of people hadnt showed up there. But we was there, we was together with Bruno Friedman (that was nice because he is french speaking), Alexander Naumov, Pavol Rusnak and Michal HruÅ¡ecký (wow I did 4 events together with them this year). One of the things they happend there was, we had a lot of conversations with folks from the Fedora project and I was a spy in the Fedora Design Team meeting.

Then the main event for openSUSE self take his place the openSUSE Conference in Nuremberg. I think most of us can remember that week. We had a lot of fun the whole week, I helped to organize the Conference and made the movie evening at the venue (slides and the films I showed there). Hope all had fun there too. I also did there some interviews, I cutted them but my “co-moderator”  has since them no time to produce it to an end. But it would be to hear once I promise ;)

Next event is since the last 6 years always a dayride for me. In the morning I drive ther (last 3 years with train) and in the evening back, mostly arrive next morning then – the Brandenburger Linux-Infotag. This year also in the morning to the event and evening back. This year also Thomas was with me, he had an talk there. I had an talk and an workshop (I published the content of it as 2 parted screencast after it, but is german) like all the years before also. So not much time to spend on other booths or listening to other talks.

Wow, the year last event arrives Open Rhein Ruhr, a pott full free software. It was the second edition of this event and I have to say to change the event place from Bottrop city hall to Oberhausen industry museum was definitly the best thing to do. There was a lot of space for the booths, and of course the exhibition grown up since last year. There is also space for more booths for next year. Marcel Richter and Jan Krings did the event mostly with me, Sebastian Siebert also showed up for some hours, on the first day it was his birthday. We had a last conversations with people there, I think  you can read it directly in Jans blog that  it doesnt matter that you speaking about an openSUSE topic. Every topic brings guests to the booth and humans are herd beings, so if there others they go there too ;) But we had a nice social event also with pizza and mate, no not beer had to drive :D

So, my little event review for the whole year is done, the counter shows 11 events. Will see what happend next year, the first invites are there and I plan for some events right now. :D

P.S. I was also on Latinoware or better a shirt design from me was it. ;)

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2 Kommentare

  1. jospoortvliet Sagt:

    wow… ‘little review’ – I’d call it quite impressive. Nice work, Gnokii!

  2. buergermeister Sagt:

    you didnt gt it, why that article was written!

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