OLF Day 1; FADNA Day -1Sun, Oct 12, 2008
Well, the incrementing continues and we’re closing in on the end of our time in Ohio. I’ve really enjoyed the conference so far and the Fedora Ambassadors are awesome! 13 of us showed up to the booth (pictures coming later) and we interacted with hundreds upon hundreds of interested folks.
As usual, the biggest hit was the One Laptop per Child (OLPC). The kids would show up (and many adults) and play for some time. I really enjoyed showing the kids the cool activities and items on these awesome computers. I’m really looking forward to the updates coming out in the next update! The kids loved the camera and voice wave activities and the adults really liked the idea of kids learning to program and do amazing things.
A good friend of mine John Weis, who lives in Columbus was at OLF too and so we met up and hung out a bit at the conference. Still working on converting him over to Fedora, but at least he’s using Linux.
As for others, we had a run on shirts around noon, I think I gave out about 15 in a span of 10 minutes. The rule was that they had to put them on right then so people could see the fedora on their person! It was great fun and we have some fun pictures, which I’ll post with tomorrow’s updates.
At the end of the day, I had attended 3 presentations. The teenage girl who uses open source, one on alsa, and the closing keynote by Jono Bacon. I, unfortunately, missed Zonker’s presentation, I hear it was just like the one at UTOSC :) Good stuff!
We headed out to dinner at this greek restaurant where I was able to enjoy some ‘Flaming Cheese!‘ Quite a good restaurant. Grape leaves are good as well, and I got to mock John Weis with some draft NewCastle ale (since he’s only 20) which was also quite good.
After dinner, we returned to the convention center for the after party. We had a good time and I did the moonwalk to represent Fedora during the dance competition. I’m pretty reserved though compared to the other distro dance representatives who shook their butts and removed clothing! After the first round, I bowed out, but it was funny…
Apparently, there as an after after and an after after after party as well. I heard rumors of bottles being broken and a fight that almost happened. Hopefully nothing came out of it as it was great conference and I really enjoyed myself. Fedora was well represented as well and I look forward to seeing another OLF in the future.
Tomorrow is FAD NA and I need to rewrite my slides again (now that I’ve the thoughts more organized in my head), and I’m really looking forward to working with these guys on some really cool projects coming up.