Road Trip of the Penguins, Part 1
Give credit for the title to my daughter, Mirano, who dubbed our mission to the Soutnern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) as such.
Yesterday, Karsten Wade and his two daughters — Malakai and Saskia — Mirano and I left Santa Cruz around 10 a.m. and pointed the rented minivan south, making almost record time down to Los Angeles until we reached I-405 (or, if your from Southern California, “the” 405), where a freewheeling freeway became a parking lot; not uncommon for the 405.
Once checked in to the Westin, the girls went down to the pool, which was talked about for a majority of the trip down, between conversations revolving around pie (don’t ask) and some math homework the girls had to take care of.
One of the great things about gatherings like this is that you put faces to the names that grace your e-mail box and faces to the people you talk to regularly on various IRC channels. David Nalley and Jon Stanley arrived at the hotel late Thursday afternoon, and just as we were about to go to dinner, we were accosted by Gareth Greenaway — one of SCaLE’s organizers — where we sorted out some last-minute details about Fedora Activity Day. On the way out, Tom Callaway walked in — another member of the dinner party added.
I’ll be updating this blog during the course of SCaLE. Watch this space.
(Fedora ambassador Larry Cafiero runs HeliOS Solutions West/Felton Linuxworks in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation.)