Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Expect Kakapo

Its of to Linux.Conf.Au 2010 in Wellington, New Zealand. Work isn't paying for the trip this time around, so I'll be going as a hobbist. I'll miss out on the Professional Delegates Networking session, which would have been good, but there is usually plenty of left over swag to buy at the end of the week. For those that missed the reference in the title, a Kakapo is a flightless nocturnal native New Zealand parrot. Some of the things I want to get out of this conference:
  • Peoples experiences, both good and bad, with organising a Linux User Group. There is a group of Adelaide people looking to start up one in the New Year... any advice would be most welcome.
  • Thoughts, comments on how to get people talking about, using and experiencing Free and Open Source Software (see first point).
  • Meeting other Linux Users who are also Ham Operators (VK5FPAW listening).
  • Put together an Arduino board by hand - see the Arduino mini-conference.
.. now what have I missed.