EDIT: recording link added!
This weekend was LinuxFest Northwest 2017, and as usual I was down in Bellingham to attend it. Had a good time, again as usual. Luckily I got to do my talk first thing and get it out of the way. Here’s a recording, and here’s the slide deck. It was a general talk on Fedora’s past, present and future.
I saw several other good talks, including Bryan Lunduke‘s ‘Lunduke Hour Live’ featuring a great discussion with John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation. I also saw the openSUSE 101 talk he did with James Mason – it was quite interesting to compare and contrast the openSUSE organization with Fedora’s. Together with James and an Ubuntu developer, I formed a heckler’s row at Kevin Burkeland’s Linux 102 talk on choosing a distribution; it was actually a great talk that was pretty well though-through and had nice things to say about Fedora and openSUSE, so our heckling was sadly pre-empted.
The trivia event on Saturday night was pretty fun (and our team, The Unholy Alliance (of SUSE and Fedora folks) won with only minor cheating!). My now-traditional Sunday afternoon board gaming with Jakob Perry and co. was also fun (and I managed not to come last…)
Got to chat with Jesse Keating, Brian Lane, Laura Abbott (briefly – hope your voice is recovered by now!) and many other fine folks too. It was also really nice to hear from a whole bunch of different people that they tried out a recent Fedora release and really liked it – almost feels like we’re doing something right!
If I promised you something at the conference and I don’t get in touch by the end of this week, please do give me a poke and remind me, I probably forgot…