OSSBarcamp – Software Freedom Day Ireland
Thanks to all those who came on Saturday 19th September in Dublin to mark Software Freedom Day. I ran another OSSBarcamp and once again was amazed but the level of support from the Open Source community here in Ireland, and not only that but in Ubuntu community. Members of the UUPC gang came along, Tony, Laura and Daviey, but also Paolo from Ubuntu Italy came over!
There were a lot of diverse talks and something to suit everyone. I like to have everyone in one room for the first talk, it’s the first time for some people to attend these events and a way to meet people you’ve not seen, Jan Lehnardt— Peer to peer applications with Apache CouchDB was the first to step up and a brave task at 9:30am on a Saturday morning but there was an audience for him there.
We had talks on Gnome 3.0, Easy parallel programming with ipython, Growing Eucalyptus with Ubuntu, Automated Documentation, Landscape Server, easy management of lots of Ubuntu boxes and many many more. The day went well and we’d over 120 people at the event so thank you all for coming and making it a great day! We ended up having a BBQ and a few drinks! But this wasn’t till the TOG folks came and entertained us. I’ll be hopefully running two more Ossbarcamps in 2010 around Ireland.