17 September, 2011

oSC 11 take-away

Writing a blog about oSC is quite difficult. I've been asked a few times what I thought about the conference. Well, let me be honest - I was stressed like a headless chicken. I didn't attend half the sessions I wanted to and didn't sleep very well during the nights.

On the other hand - the sessions I did attend were interesting, meeting all the openSUSE people was really awesome and the parties and barbequing evenings were really fun. I think that's the main thing I took away from oSC and I know this goes for many other people as well: awesome community! Quite a few people remarked on the open atmosphere and the friendly people and that's what really matters to me.

I guess I simply need to digest the conf a bit longer until I can say more. So let me just quote from Kostas:
Drinking beer with Greg KH: great. Having him carry your beer: priceless


  1. Couldn't agree more, even though I surely was a lot less stressed (not at all, actually, I'm sure you envy me for that :)), but also didn't sleep enough at night (because it was a lot more interesting to spend time talking to great people).

    The energy was so great, never want it to stop :)

  2. And thanks a lot again for organizing this.

    I know you had a very, very tough time and you didn't get to enjoy it as much as you should have, and definitely would have been entitled to, but: thank you.

    I kinda know how much work that stuff is so: thank you.

    And, as I told you, when the going gets tough, don't forget you have real friends in this community. If you need someone to nag their ear off, I'm there, and so are others. If you need people to support you by doing stuff, we're there too. If you need ideas, honest opinions, we're still there. Don't take it all on your chest. Because we're there for you too. Thank you, Jos.

  3. Thank you Jos for making this conference such a blast! It was a hard fork for some of us but it was totally worth it!

  4. Thansk for the kind (and in one case cryptic) words. Please do note that the boosters as well as AJ and the SUSE facility team also worked their asses off :D


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