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2013/01/28 Linux.conf.au 2013
π 2013-01-28 00:00 in Linux
Another year, another LCA. Some brave volunteers donated many hours of their time and personal lives for another great conference that we've all come to enjoy (since 2001 for me). I already had come to Canberra last time the conf was there, and while the local diving hasn't improved :) the conf was great again. It was awesome to be able to see Mt Stromlo and the Telstra Tower restaurant this time.

Thanks to all who made this possible.

Now, some select pictures. I have a different page for Pictures of Canberra

On Sunday evening, I met with old friends:


my old coworker Joey, hadn't seen him in over 10 years
my old coworker Joey, hadn't seen him in over 10 years


Speakers get the red carpet at LCA :)
Speakers get the red carpet at LCA :)


Bdale gave a nice keynote on his last days at HP, and his retirement, playing more with rockets:





More about Bdale

Monday was arduino miniconf day. We built a 2D CNC machine that can draw using CAD files:




the finished product :)
the finished product :)



Tuesday, I was a lucky invitee at the speakers dinner, which gave me a chance to socialize with friends during a nice dinner in a rotating restaurant:








After dinner, I went to hack on the CNC a bit, and we got mine working with John's help:



On wednesday, there was a way too early Professional DNS breakfast (instead of dinner). It was nice, but too damn early, and the lack of sleep made it more difficult to follow the talks during the day:



nice ear rings :) (made with CNC)
nice ear rings :) (made with CNC)


Wednesday was the main conf opening. Donna got Rusty's wrench:



After the conf, I went to the local maker venue:






Thursday, Bunnie Huang, of chumby fame, gave a great keynote about his experience with designing and selling the chumby, as well as his new device that can add an overlay on a HDCP signal without decrypting it:


That evening, after the talks, the penguin dinner was at the top of Mt Stromlo:





Friday, Tim Berners Lee gave quite frankly a pretty lame keynote that many people could not even understand a portion of due to his mumbling, which I guess was no big loss because he just rambled a lot anyway. I'm not blaming the organizers for that, they couldn't have known that he was such a terrible speaker. I just hope others will know this and save themselves the trouble of inviting him.

And just like that, it was over. During conference close they announced that the next location would be Perth. Paul gave a hillarious 1mn25 talk about the insecurity of social networks, and why you shouldn't link them:

Then was time for actual conference close:



thanks Mikal and all the organizers
thanks Mikal and all the organizers

After that, Ben nicely invited me for a nice french dinner at the water edge:






And here are some random pictures from talks and folks:


git talk
git talk

Chrome Boot Talk
Chrome Boot Talk

Tridge on radio comms with his self flying plane
Tridge on radio comms with his self flying plane

Dirk on subsurface, which I got to use the next week while diving :)
Dirk on subsurface, which I got to use the next week while diving :)


Paul, the crazy genius with always entertaining talks:



fun slides as always :)
fun slides as always :)

More pictures of old friends:





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