SCALE 9X Day 0: Friday at the Hilton
Yeah, it started, but there’s no reason why you can’t join in. Registration is still open for SCALE 9X — register now by clicking on the winking penguin. Better do it quick, though — SCALE 9X is this weekend!
I’m getting too old for this. Either that or I should train for events like this, sort of like training for a marathon.
I say this because it’s roughly 3 in the afternoon and already my bed is looking good. Whether it’s press duties for SCALE or FAD duties for the Fedora Project, I’m getting a lot of things done in a little bit of time. Tonight I have an UpSCALE talk with my darling daughter on “Linux Family Cafiero” — Here’s a story, of a man name Larry . . . .
I had a presentation this morning on “User Groups 2.0: Noob Morning in America” that was great. Sadly, the A/V side of things were not up to snuff, and whether or not the presentation was worthwhile watching for those who tuned in remains to be seen. Regardless, SCALE is turning out to be an outstanding event so far, and it’s only about six hours old.
One of the more interesting facets of the show so far is that the Fedora Activity Day is SRO — there are a lot more people than were expected for the event. That’s a good thing on several levels.
Two things that need special mention:
Numbers: It appears that the numbers are up this year so far. With more than 700 registered so far on Friday and another thousand yet to be registered — those would be the ones coming for the weekend — augmented by walk-ups that invariably show up, we’re looking at a record number going forward.
A quote: “There’s no patch for human stupidity.” I got that from Clint Savage of Purple Atom and the Fedora Project, though truth be told, I don’t know the origin of the quote.
I’ll report back about UpSCALE later in the evening. Now if there’s a place for me to lie down for awhile . . . .
(Fedora ambassador Larry Cafiero runs Redwood Digital Research in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation. He is also one of the founders of the Lindependence Project.)