It's day one of FUDCon Berlin 2009. Max gave a good intro talk, working in just enough subtle Michael Jackson references to set the mood. Hackfests today, as well as pre-arranged talks in our area that were put on the LinuxTag agenda. Hackfests are a little light, I think there are too many people still trying to take part in the pre-arranged talks and the other LinuxTag offerings. However the wireless folks seem to be making loads of progress by all being in the same room. I sat in with the Red Hat Security team and discussed some issues regarding security and package signing in Fedora. It was very helpful to have them all there. Also loads of other people who have taken advantage of face to face time to have high bandwidth quick discussions has also been very valuable. I feel that we've talked about and reached understanding of things that would have taken weeks or longer via email/IRC.
I'm putting some final touches on the talks I wish to pitch at our barcamp kickoff this evening, and then bracing for the FUDPub impact. Tomorrow will be all FUDCon all day and should be interesting to see how many new faces we see here at the event. This being my first non-North America FUDCon I have no idea what to expect.
As mentioned before I have a flickr set for LinuxTag and FUDCon as well as a fudcon tag that others are using as well. I'm also microblogging over at identi.ca for more frequent activity.