at the end of it, Karol Szwed came up and introduced Ross Cunningham from Sun and David Purdue from Frontline (an Australian consultancy) who proceeded to donate a Sun server to the KDE project. nice!
then it was off to lunch with a bunch of the kde people that are in attendance here, including a few i hadn't met before such as Ian Wadham of kgoldrunner fame. now we're sitting in Andrew Tridgell's presentation on clustered samba. it's pretty cool; the entire presentation is essentially a live demo. sophisticated stuff.
but the real highlight of the day? the fluffy bunny plasma widget background. i'm using it now, in fact, as you can see here: