LGM 2011

2011 was my first LGM. Random points of note:

  • Huge thanks go to the LGM organizers for sponsoring my flight to and from London.
  • James Shubin was a superb host, and I really thank him for letting me crash at his flat for the week and eat his food. He’s a cool dude.
  • Meeting up with Kai-Uwe, Peter and the other guys was really great and the OpenICC BOF was a real highlight of the week — lots of thing are coming together now. Lots of color dudes all in the same place. The only people missing that I wanted to buy beer were Marti, Chris and Graeme. Hopefully next year.
  • Most of the talks were of a very high quality and interesting.
  • Most of the people at LGM were developers of one kind of another, although I did expect a mix of devs and users like at FOSDEM. I’m not sure if a mix would have been better.
  • I’m sure colord is stronger as a project from the feedback I’ve received. I’ve certainly swapped contact details with a few people and hopefully some interesting conversations will happen in the next few weeks.
  • I think my colord talk went well, although in retrospect it was perhaps a little too technical for the audience. I also talked pretty quickly to try to condense 1h of verbage into 30 mins. Apologies to the translation booth.
  • Montreal is a cool place that seems less American than America and less French than France. It’s hopefully a place I’ll return to in the future.
  • Poutine is really tasty, in a artery clogging, heart-attack inducing kind of way.
  • I hope LGM is in Europe next year; I hate long flights. Either way, I’ll be there.


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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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  1. My pleasure! Thanks for colour calibrating my laptop screen. My terminals are now still black and white, however.

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