This year Akademy was a real blast. For the first time I didn't feel like blogging during the event though, we had a pretty good coverage on PlanetKDE and the Dot anyway. I really wanted to enjoy the people while there.
That's why, I'm just blogging a list of my thoughts about Akademy 2008 (in no particular order):
- It was the best Akademy so far, no less. The program was pretty good, the organization team did an amazing job... Congrats everyone!
- The network was unfortunately sloppy at times, more than last year I think.
- I got the best conference swag ever: a tea cup. It's been made by our Korean team, it's gorgeous, it's hand made. Definitely the best present for a conference. You guys rock!
- I didn't get much done hacking wise (my last hardcore geek Akademy was in Dublin), but I socialized a lot more and attended quite a lot of BoF.
- I'm really looking forward to see some of the discussions which happened during the conference to come to fruition. In particular regarding the release management, good stuff to come.
- Once again we had a few students from Toulouse. One from last year even came back by himself. I think the efforts in my University are slowly creating a nest of KDE hackers. :-)
- The team humongous has been humongous (as expected). I hope I'll get the same room mates next year, it was really great.
- Ade is a very good story teller... Now I really miss my bedtime stories involving dinosaurs, minority operating systems and flying warfare.
Of course, as a proud member of the team humongous I have to use this banner:
Now I'm experiencing the post-Akademy blues as usual. I miss you all already! See you next year!
PS: I have lots of pictures... The problem being that with a higher resolution camera I'm now stuck on how to host them online. Maybe I should upgrade to a FlickR Pro account. I'm not sure if it's worth the money...