Looking back at Ubuntu Live

Bright and early last Sunday morning Mark Shuttleworth kicked off the very first Ubuntu Live at the Portland Convention center in Oregan.  It was a great event full of luminaries, pundits, geeks and corporate folk.  I enjoyed the talks but as always with these events the real value came in the people I met between the sessions and the conversations I  had over beers.

As I mentioned last entry, I was armed with a mic as I made my way north from Menlo Park to Oregan.  I really got into the whole interview thing and by the end of the three days found that I had conducted 18 interviews from Mark Shuttleworth to Tim Gardner who is a kernel developer at Canonical to analysts, to actual Ubuntu users. I hope to have those recordings posted early next week.

Here are some pics from the event. 

 


Its Sunday morning at 9:00AM, thanks for joining us for "Brunch with Ubuntu."


Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon rides the wild surf of the convention center. 


I slam down the velcro bean bag seconds before the bungy cord does its worst.


Tom Marble talkin' bout cool Java apps for the desktop 


Dinner at Kells with Mark, Richard, Malcolm (all Canonical), Jim (Linux Foundation) and Zaheda (Google).   A lot of business was discussed along with 80's music triva which I am not too ashamed to admit, I excel at.

 
Mr. Shuttlworth chats with Brian Aker from MySQL at the Sun Gala held at the Red Robin (which actually turned out to be a lot of fun and a great place to gather -- FOSS folks are pretty easy to please when you promise them "Free as in Beer."  I know it works for me.)


Marybeth from Gnashdev.org shows off the One Laptop Per Child at the Red Robin.

Pau for now...

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I look after Sun's relationships with the various GNU/Linux communities as well as our relationship with the FSF. Last year, my family and I emigrated from Silicon Valley to Austin, TX.

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