Mini-conferences continued to be the order of the day with Debian, GNOME, Education, Gaming, Kernel, PostgreSQL, OpenOffice.org and Linuxchix being the topics on offerOver 50 women, one room
Builder AU covered the Linuxchix mini-conference previously and we are glad to say that it met all expectations.Dudes can attend also
Notice the males speckled throughout the attendees? It's great to see such an important topic getting the recognition it deserves from all members of the community.
One of the more thought provoking sessions of the day was FOSS Licensing. Kimberlee Weatherall, Rusty Russell (pictured) and Brendan Scott answered quite a few questions and showed that copyright and IP issues are even more complex previously thought — almost makes you glad we have lawyers.Home-Made Segway
A talk that will demand attention tomorrow will be Geoffrey Bennett's on his "Open-Source Segway". Talk begins at 4:50.The Judges scored the dismount as a six!
Getting off the "Open-Source Segway" can be interesting.It's really home-made ma!
In case there was any doubt that this is a hobby project, check out the undercarriage. That says "Made in Australia" to me!A bit of "culture" or confusing the Yanks?
Sydney, summertime, open space! How could there not be a cricket match to view over lunch. Marvellous block too!
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.