The second day of talks went well. That night we had the conference
dinner which went pretty well. We continued the tradition of auctioning
off a conference tshirt signed by all the speakers. This year's tshirt
was also signed by many of the people who attended the kernel summit at
OLS. The winning bid was made by
the people at the Sun table for about AU$2100.
Everyone had a good time, although a few had too much to drink. We ended
up having to take one to hospital, where he spent a night. He was okay
in the morning though. This is something the next conf organisers should
take into account.
The talks on Saturday went pretty well (including mine). After a year of
telling me how much better PPC laptops were,
jdub ended up borrowing my
laptop to give his presentation because his one had no VGA connector.
A group shot
of all the speakers and some of the organisers was taken as well.
The closing ceremony was pretty good. We gave out bottles of "Holy
Penguin Pee" to all the speakers. I haven't been able to find a photo
of these online yet. I am pretty proud of of the labels, as I did the
At the closing, it was also announced that the next LCA will be held in
Adelaide, followed by Canberra in 2005.
A Speex file is available from the LCA website
containing the audio from the Q&A session. It came out at 3.4MB for
about 45 minutes. This is the format we will be encoding all the audio
in for distribution on CD.
On the Sunday I didn't do much, as I was exhausted. I cycled into the
city to see the Australia Day fireworks in the evening though. They were
pretty good this year. It looked like they were using about 6 zodiacs to
launch smaller fireworks, in addition to the larger barges. A great
ending to a great conference.
Update: a picture of the Holy Penguin
you look at the larger version you can see a bit more of the penguin
silhouette. Another picture of Linus getting his Holy Penguin Pee from