[TAG] Scale5x Report summary
Kapil Hari Paranjape
kapil at imsc.res.in
Mon Feb 12 21:09:16 MSK 2007
On Sun, 11 Feb 2007, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:
> I've been attending Scale5x. Here is my first report.
Summary and some other things.
One of the points of going to such conventions is to meet people.
I met faces that were only familiar from photographs --- our editor
and our TAG editor. Indeed, I met Ben and Kat on Day 2. That was
really great but we could not chat much given the tempo of talks and
Part of the adventure of getting to Scale5x was exactly that ---
getting there. I had decided that since it was only myself that was
being transported---no other people and no equipment---it was time
to be environment-friendly and use Public Transportation. "Public
Transportation in LA? You must be kidding!" At least that was the
response of many people I talked to. In the end, the journey by bus
and metro was rather easy. It was long but far from boring. I had
some mathematics to keep me company but there was all the different
kinds of LA that one can only see while riding in a bus.
I have not been to many FOSS meetings in the past---preferring to be a
mailing list person. However, one thing that one notices is that there
is surge of companies coming to these meetings nowadays. The technical
content of the talks was also rather low---perhaps this why it was
called "Expo" and not "DevConf". However, most of the talks which I
attended were well-prepared and useful.
All in all a great experience. Since it was Kat who pointed out in
her posting to TAG that "scale5x" was happening just in my temporary
neighbourhood, a big thank you to her as well.
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