i arrived in ottawa this morning and came directly to the desktop developers conference (ddc), bags in tow. many familiar faces are in the rather small crowd: chris schlager, waldo bastian, brad hughes, daniel stone, chris blizzard, keith packard, etc, etc, etc .. and i think it's the first time any of them has ever met me in my country of origin: canada.
i arrived just in time to catch the tail-end of waldo's talk on portland and as i write this i'm listening to the presentation on network manager.
after the two days of ddc is the ottawa linux symposium, which i'll also be attending. my goal is simple: to gather information to bring back to the kde project about what is happening in the rest of the free software world, to ensure that the kde perspective is represented and to find time in between to hack on code.
i spent pretty much all of last week dealing with administration duties. i think i'm going to try and avoid any more of that this week and do a pure tech week. i do have one or two minor administration issues to take care of (hi andreas!) but i'm looking at soaking in a nice vat of tech.
i'll be blogging as the week progresses and hope to record some podcasts for kde://radio as well ... though right now a shower and a proper meal would also be nice.