Akademy 2008: Quickies

Aug 20, 2008 | 2 minutes read

Tags: Akademy, KDE

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:

Went to Akademy 2008 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…