Ohio Linuxfest = A+

JoDee, Tux, and
RuthJoDee, Ruth, Thomas and I descended upon Columbus, Ohio this past weekend for Ohio Linuxfest. What an awesome show! This is the second show for JoDee and I, and I can't wait for the next show. Lots of great vendors this year, as well as some surprisingly interesting talks. I sat in on Mat Kovach's "An Open Source Data Source For Fun and Learning" talk, which was about how he used Open Source tools to do a lot of research on Major League Baseball. While I'm not much of a fan of baseball (it's more fun to play than to watch for me), his talk was quite good, and gave me a lot of food for thought. Also good was the Introduction to Python and/or Solar System Demolition talk by Catherine Devlin, which I had seen at Penguicon, but this time around was not marred by technical difficulties. We all had an excellent time, and it was wonderful seeing a thriving and active community of like-minded Linux folk. Some of the highlights of the show:

  • The Drury Inn was connected to the convention center, which made getting to and from the show that much easier.
  • Eating breakfast near John "maddog" Hall, and not trying to shower him with adulation like a little schoolgirl.
  • Meeting some of the folks from the Ubunu booth, like Steven Stalcup.
  • Getting birthday gifts from Ruth, including a Star Wars LP and a keyring that says "I Love Penguins". :)

Now, on to Penguicon 6.0. :)