יום שלישי, אוגוסט 10, 2010

Campus Party - Mexico

I was invited by Octavio to give a lecture in this conference...
It would be tomorrow morning (about autotools) and we jointly decided it would be in Spanish... let's see what would happen with this.

Today I went to the conference (missed yesterday... had Acapulco sea instead), and the first impression is WOW -- never saw any conference this big and in such interesting format:
  • 6000 participants
  • People can sleep over in supplied tents in a huge covered area. I think there are more than 2,000 tents there. After I connect my panorama pictures with hugin and upload the result, you are invited to try and count them ;-)
  • There is another huge place where each of the different tracks (Music, Digital arts, Free software, Astronomy etc.) are situated and each have their own place for their lectures along the walls (little acoustic problem -- let's see how the neighbouring tracks are going to suffer from my voice tomorrow ;-)
  • The central area is covered with tables and seats (and some coaches) all equipped with electrical outlets and good LAN connection (apart from the slower wireless). Everyone navigate among the piles of wires. There is plenty of room, everybody come with their favourite laptops, desktops, whatever.
Octavio met me and is introducing me to many people from the conference and the local community. In the meantime I've met Octavio (that's another Octavio) and Claudia Mendez (sp?) a wonderful couple which created a flourishing blender community and practically adopted me (Thank's to Claudia I may be able to move the camera in blender ;-)

In one word -- incredible (I'll describe in more words + photos later on)

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