LQ Conference Updates

Due to some last minute unforeseen circumstances, I won't be attending eTech next week. While I hate to miss eTech two years in a row, it just wasn't avoidable. I should be back in San Diego next month for the Desktop Linux Summit though. I will still be attending the SD conference the week after eTech, so all is not lost. Also on the bright side, it looks like some space for us may have opened at LinuxWorld in Boston. I don't have written confirmation yet, but it will be great to once again exhibit at LWE. That sums up the next month or so. I also hope to hit up the MySQL User Conference and possibly Linux World Canada in April, so it's going to be a busy couple months. If you'd like to connect at any of these conference, drop me a line.
–jeremy
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LinuxWorld UK Wrapup

With LinuxWorld come and gone, here's a quick wrapup. London was once again a great time. While I was extremely late the first day, I still had a full day to explore the city. Between this year and last year I got to see a fair bit of the city, and I must say I quite like it. One thing I did find odd was how early most things close, but this year we were able to find the spots you need to go to avoid that. Both David and Chris stayed in the same hotel as me, which I think worked out well. Ray and Peter both made the trek from outside of London each morning.
The .Org Village this year was much better than last year as far as the layout goes. While last year we had to stand in the aisle, this year we had a proper booth. As usual the .Org was busy. Overall, the show definitely has a much different feel than either of the US ones (although, to be honest those have a much different feel from each other). The one thing lacking this year was any kind of usable wifi, though that's not for lack of trying. As usual we got to meet some current LQ members and also meet some people who never heard of the site. Both are fun IMHO. We ended up getting a ton of feedback. Once again the pub ended up also being a great place for feedback. Any time a bunch of mods get together in person and start chatting I always learn a lot – both on the LQ topic (some brilliant ideas spawned in the pubs of London will certainly eventually make it into the LQ code) and just in general. A huge thanks goes out to all the mods who were able to attend. I have every intention of making LWE UK a yearly trip, as long as UKLinux and IDG make the generous offer.
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–jeremy

Returned from LinuxWorld

Back in NY from London and as you probably noticed the blog wasn't uploaded once. Unfortunately, the wifi in London was either extremely poor (at LWE) or fairly expensive (about $11/hour at the hotel). When you couple that with how busy things were, the blog just didn't get updated. The next couple posts will be LWE UK updates though, so all is not lost. I'll start things off in this post with a link to the Flick LWE UK 05 photo album. Once again the show and London were fantastic. More to come later today.
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–jeremy