Camp KDE 2011: It begins
April 4, 2011
Starting a conference within 12 minutes of the projected start time might be a record, if only we had a certified official here. This morning the attendees were punctual. Even more importantly, Celeste got a Real Time Coffee Infusion ™ with minutes to spare and was ready to kick off the show.
Speaking of, we had a sub-community meeting of all North American contributors named Celeste. Here’s the group photo:
She was looking for the other members in vain.
I won’t go into details on the presentations here, as Justin has diligently been recording them, uploading them, and taking notes for a Dot article on the first day. Keep an eye out for article recaps and a proper group photo of everyone, regardless of whether they’re named Celeste (quite inclusive). Teaser: One speaker readily confessed that they were on a combination of “narcotics, painkillers and laxatives” at the time of the speech. I suspect at least 2 out of 3 were correct. And I’m not joking.
Tonight, we head to Noisebridge, which based on Google maps Street View, does not look like it’s near a noisy bridge. That leaves being a metaphorical bridge to noise or false advertising. TBD. And for tomorrow, I’ll be doing some brief video interviews and uploading them to the KDEPromo Youtube account – links to follow. So attendees, if you’re reading this, no hiding. Be brave and give an interview. Knut has been asking for a professional make-up and touch-up crew; I guess internet and TV fame will do that to you.