WLW2009: Part 4: Thoughts

Last updated: Oct. 25, 2009, 9:05 p.m.

So it's all over and what do I think? Well it was fun. It always is good fun to meet up with other techie people and chat about Linux and software. The community that turns up to these events is such an amazing group of friendly helpful people that it's always a pleasure to spend time with them. Today has been a lot of work for a lot of people, something more apparent when you're on the crew but I would love to put in that effort again. I still got to watch talks, chat to fellow open source enthusiasts and ended up with a bag full of new mugs, books and a hoodie. I hope there will be another (fairly informal) Linux conference in the UK next year, and I hope I can go and help. It's been a great weekend and if anyone from LugRadio, LinuxOutlaws or Ubuntu UK Podcast get to read this - THANK YOU! Your effort in organising the weekend is appreciated.

It's stirred my imagination and taught me some new things. From some security tips to the fact that my green "Intrepid Ibex" release shirt is one of only 72 in the world (3 of which are owned by Popey) and is hated by Mark Shuttleworth. It's been fun and educational. Above all though it's been a great chance to meet people. The internet allows us to communicate without boundaries but there's nothing like actually getting to see and chat to the people you know from the internet once in a while, even if it is only once a year. It's also been really good to have Katie along this year, especially because she seems to have found some stuff of real interest to her and hasn't just come along to spend time with me.



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