First day FOSDEM

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After having recovered well from the traditional Friday evening beer bash, I woke up bright and early Saturday morning and enjoyed a fun and relaxing breakfast at the Ibis Brussels Centre Gare du Midi. The drive to FOSDEM was short and I arrived early enough to make my donation of 100 euro, qualifying me for an official FOSDEM T-shirt, two books (Programming Python and Linux Desktop Pocket Guide) and a chance to win some nice prizes (in the end naught). Succumbing to the great discounts available, at then end of the day I bought another book: Classic Shell Scripting.

Here is a list of the interesting presentations I attended:

  • Software patents in Europe
  • One laptop per child (OLPC)
  • Liberating Java
  • X.org
  • Introduction to Fedora
  • Tux Droid, a Python-fueled robot
  • LinuxKernel
  • Django

I tried to squeeze into the Hacker Room to look at my email but it was too jam-packed. Tomorrow I'll bring along my laptop and tap into the free Wifi network so I too can look like I am one of the many nerds, but slightly older. I wasn't quite the oldest person there, as there was one grey-haired man of around seventy-five and another bald person with a beard, so that makes me third I guess.

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