OpenSolaris Day, Buenos Aires

I've been back from Buenos Aires for a week now, and just wanted to comment on my trip, and show the few pictures I managed to take. Like its sister events, Buenos Aires TechDays was a densely packed three day conference, with multiple tracks available on OpenSolaris, Java, NetBeans, SunStudio, Glassfish, and other technologies and platforms. I updated the "Building and Deploying OpenSolaris" talk, to cover the convenient Starter Kit, which has the tools and source (and OS images) and to mention the ONNV Mercurial repository on opensolaris.org.

The talk was simultaneously translated into Spanish, using some slick IR emitter arrays and receivers. Russ, I think, was much more effective, as he gave his presentations in Spanish.

The event was held at the Hilton Buenos Aires, which is located in the recently redeveloped Puerto Madero area. When Teresa and I walked around on the first day, we saw activity in the harbour, and paused to watch (along with a few hundred other pedestrians), as this tugboat

tug

helped this coast guard ship

ship

turn out of the relatively narrow channel.

Back at TechDays, we enjoyed the chance to have further technical discussions, with many resolutions

discussion

to study new problems, reengage with old ones, or just return to Argentina.

The Inquirer's Fernando Cassia has more on the NetBeans portion of the event.

In Argentina, but missed TechDays? There's an OpenSolaris user group—check it out.

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Comments:

i heard teresa had some unfortunate problems around here, but other than that and the wild weather did you enjoy buenos aires? i bet the food at the conference was something neither of you had tasted before :) it was also very nice talking to you all

Posted by nacho on November 06, 2006 at 04:49 AM PST #

@nacho: Buenos Aires was great. I had a pleasant walk downtown, a good ride on the Subte, and very much enjoyed the food. It's definitely a place I'd like to visit again. -- Stephen

Posted by Stephen on November 06, 2006 at 05:59 AM PST #

"a good ride on the Subte"? hehe, that's a first :) subways are usually packed in Argentina, specially during peak hours, they are really cheap, 0.70 arg pesos (less than 0.25 us dollars) and usually fast. Anyway, i hope i'll be seeing you guys more often around here (yes, the food is defenitely a plus :) )

Posted by nacho on November 07, 2006 at 09:11 AM PST #

Stephen...thanks for the visit to argentina, and thanks for signing my "Solaris Internals". it was very intersting talk with all you peolpe. We will expecting the next year.

Posted by Gabriel! on November 08, 2006 at 12:34 AM PST #

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