Can’t stand waiting

3:20 pm gimp, home, libre graphics meeting

Heady times.

I’ve been away from home with work quite a bit over the past few months, but I’ve still found time to get the conference ( for those who haven’t been paying attention) more or less organised.

We will have t-shirts. We will have goodie bags. We will have conferencees. We will have a big mess tryoing to figure out how to manage workshops, demos and BOFs. We will have food & drink. We will even have name badges!

I’m in that twilight state where you’ve put a lot of work into something, and you’re not sure how it’s going to go down. Will it be a roaring success or a giant flop? Will everyone (or most people) come away happy or annoyed at having wasted a weekend? I can’t wait, but I’m a little nervous all the same. I just want to get to Friday morning.

Now, I’ll just need to throw together a presentation to open the conference. In an hour between putting the kids to bed and leaving home to go away with work (again) this week. Thankfully, there has been a great team involved in the conference so far, so the last minute organisation and set-up is in good hands.

See you all in Lyon next week.

2 Responses

  1. J.B. Nicholson-Owens Says:

    Will there be a webcast? If so, will it be in a format one can play with Free (Libre) Software?

    If you don’t already have it arranged, perhaps it’s not too late to get in touch with the people who have recorded various GNOME and FISL (Brazilian Free Software) conferences. They had live Ogg Theora+Vorbis feeds and have set up archives.

    The folks at York Student TV have set up Fluendo’s Java-based Ogg Theora+Vorbis player on their website at which is great if you don’t have VideoLAN Client, Helix Player, Totem, or any other Ogg Theora+Vorbis player handy.

  2. Dave Neary Says:

    There was, surprisingly, a webcast on Saturday. A community came through for us in a big way to fill that vacuum, so we will have theora archives of the conferences on Saturday, including the fun we had getting Andy Fitzsimon’s conference going (funny story, I’ll tell it sometime).