Utah bound

October 2, 2009

For those of you who have a free weekend — assuming your weekend starts on Thursday (hopefully) — and you happen to live within walking, driving or flying distance of Salt Lake City, the Utah Open Source Conference is someplace you might want to be.

According to this badge, yours truly is speaking. Well not really speaking as such — although finding me at a venue where I’m not speaking is rare, unless I greak into my impersonation of Marcel Marceau — but I am running the Fedora Activity Day which, next to talks by Paul Frields and Ian Weller, is the highlight of the event (if I do say so myself).

The booth will be open for business, as usual, complete with the usual “stuff we all get” (aka “swag”) and media. In fact, I thought I had given out all the Fedora buttons I had at OSCON until I found a box of buttons in the trunk of my car, left there since OSCON no doubt.

The Fedora Activity Day, on Thursday Oct. 8, will revolve around the design and creation of a workflow for the Fedora Event Splash application. The concept is simple, but there are a lot of things to decide before getting this up and running. It starts at 12:30, but you’re welcome to stop by anytime during the course of the FAD.

Following the FAD will be a Birds of a Feather meeting at 6:30, where we’ll either socialize (one vote here for that!) and/or continue working on the application.

A running narrative on UTOSC will appear here, starting with the train trip on Wednesday — despite the derisive mocking I get from my colleagues, I refuse to fly unless completely necessary — and throughout the end of the week next week.

Watch this space.

[NOTE: This blog is also reprinted in the Larry the Fedora Guy blog.]

[FSF Associate Member](Fedora ambassador Larry Cafiero runs Redwood Digital Research in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation.)

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