Well, usually I forget to take pictures, because either A) I forget my camera [I brought it this time] or 2) I get wrapped up in the event and forget to bring it with me.Â But this release party, I plain just forgot to charge my batteries for my camera, oops!
Fortunately, I was able to snap a few pictures with some of the spare, also not fully-charged, batteries I did have on hand.Â However, others took many pictures and I’ve listed them below.
- Sheri Bigelow took some great pictures.Â She is a great local photographer, web designer and the local webmistress.
- Tristan Rhodes, a local Asterisk Entrepreneur posted a good blog post.
- Here’s the pictures I took.Â Not nearly as many, or as good.
To summarize the party, much celebration was had with foosball, a chess game on one of the largest chess boards around, video games, air hockey and much more was provided by CodeGreene.Â The FedoraProject and Utah Open Source sponsored the food and prizes.Â If you’ve never had a Chipotle burrito, they are the best burritos around.
I was able to spend time with about 5-7 people myself sharing the Preview Release of Fedora 9 (codename Sulphur) including two who had never had previous success with Fedora or Linux in general.Â It was very satisfying to see things work for them.
The Ubuntu folks were there in strength as well.Â The Hardy Heron (8.04) CDs were being passed out, while we Fedoran’s provided LiveUSB versions.Â I even saw people taking advantage and obtaining both!Â Its great to see communities come together and celebrate together.
The party continued at Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta for another couple hours.Â Lot’s of talk about the releases, upcoming events, and general mayhem took place including having Heartsbane shoot beer through his nose when I swore at him!
All in all, quite a successful evening and I look forward to helping others in November at our next release party.
UPDATE: Another 70+ pictures have been added, check them out!