At the X Developer's Conference

[Originally posted to my blog inside the Sun firewall and migrated later to blogs.sun.com]

After spending way too many hours in the airport yesterday, we finally got to the hotel in Cambridge last night at 11:30 pm local time. Our flight was suppossed to leave SFO at 7:20 am - but the plane was an hour and a half late coming in from LAX since they had to change the tires down there. After loading us and taxiing out to the runway, we sat there for almost an hour before they decided there was an unspecified "maintenance" problem that was so bad they had to take the plane out of service and cancel our flight. The passengers were redirected to other flights - Deron got a connection through Dallas/Fort Worth that left SFO around 10:30am PDT and got to Boston around 10:30pm EDT, while Stuart & I got put on the next direct nonstop to Boston which left SFO at 2:15pm and got to Boston only a half hour after Deron's flight. Of course, they didn't have the luggage moved off our old plane in time to catch Deron's flight, so we met him in baggage claim waiting for his luggage to come in on our flight.

Fortunately, the hotel is right next door to the HP Labs facility hosting the conference so we were able to easily find it this morning. I've been able to finally place names with a number of voices from the various conference calls and have had a couple interesting discussions during the ample time set aside for mingling/hacking/etc. The talks this morning were audio cast on the net and via dialin/concall, as well as being transcribed into the #xdevconf channel on the freenode IRC network. http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/XDevConf has more info on the various broadcasts.

Update: Notes are also being published in Federico Mena-Quintero's blog.

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