For most people they will know that there is only 2 more sleeps till an awesome linux.conf.au (lca2011) in Brisbane, at the Qld. University of Technology – Kelvin Grove Campus.
As most people will know from identi.ca, twitter, email and website updates – the lead up to the conference has been fraught with many challenges, but the team has been working hard to ensure that they can provide the very best linux.conf.au experience that they can for all attendee’s while also trying to help friends and family affected by the recent Brisbane floods. As a consequence of the floods we have also had to move the entire conference venue location as well as deal with the logistics of this and changing many of the events and plans we have been making since we found out about our successful bid 13 mths ago. Essentially – we have had to change most of our plans (as well as many kool things we had wanted to do) and then achieve it all in about 10 days.
Most of the team has had very little sleep and some of them even seem to be showing signs of being slightly stressed (uncontrollable twitching or twittering, changed vocabulary, poor dress sense and an innate desire to play on loop “Death is not the End” by Nick cave while drinking from enhanced frozen coke. So, if you see one of these creatures floating around the venue, please be kind and smile at them. If you find something that is not working or not up to the standard you expect – then please go to the registration desk and let us know. We want this to be a great experience for everyone.
Now – the very special experience we are giving to everyone delegate at this years conference is the opportunity to actually use the switches that Jared and myself rescued from the Brisbane floods while helping clean up. Some of them did need a little tlc but we are confident that this will just enhance the experience for all
…really looking forward to seeing everyone at the conference on Monday morning – especially when we give out the first computer in the welcome talk. Here are a few pics!