OSDC 2008

OSDC 2008: Sydney

I’m off to Sydney this week for the Open Source Developer’s Conference.

I’m not presenting this year, so I’ll be able to just kick back and enjoy it. It’ll be great to catch up with the other folks I know and chat about what they’ve been up to lately. The lineup of Keynote speakers is particularly impressive this year, including Chris DiBona, Andrew Tridgell, Larry Wall, and the always entertaining Anthony Baxter.

OSDC is growing strongly since its inception in 2004. My company, Unicity, were sponsors back in 2005 when it was still a rather niche conference. Now they’re attracting sponsorship from the likes of Google, Sun and Microsoft, which demonstrates both the importance of Open Source software in major corporations, as well as the dedication and hard work of the organisers. The prestige of this conference can only improve from here, which is great to see!

I’m also attending the Google Hackathon tomorrow. It’ll be really interesting to find out more about these ‘cloud’ style technologies that Google are building.

Assuming the laptop behaves, and isn’t confiscated as part of the War on Business Travel, I’ll blog during the conference to let you know how it all goes.

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