On 11/22/2011 07:25 PM, Tim Serong wrote:
I attended OSDC 2011 last week (Nov 14-18) in Canberra, Australia. This is a conference targeted specifically at/for people who develop on/with F/OSS, but is not, say, Linux-specific (although there was a reasonable contingent of folks I'd previously met at linux.conf.au present). It's been running for several years, but this is the first time I managed to get there. There were between 230-240 attendees, two days of miniconfs and three days of conference proper. It was very well run. Schedule etc. is available at http://2011.osdc.com.au/
I gave a talk about OBS entitled Cross-Distribution Packaging Made Easy, which went very well. It was part walkthrough (with regular slides and screenshots) and part live demo (I packaged a little "hello world" style C program onstage). Slides and an audio recording are now linked off http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Presentations#openSUSE_Build_Service - there should also be a video at some point, when it goes live, I'll link to it too.
And here's the video:
Special thanks to Adrian Schröter, Andreas Jaeger, Sascha Peilicke and Jos Poortvliet, who until now were probably mostly unaware that I was reading/watching their past OBS presentations while I wrote mine.
I guess maybe an audience of 50+. I asked who develops and packages software (less than half raised hands), for more than one distro (only one?), who knew about OBS (5-10? but probably closer to 5) and who'd used it already (one). The audience response was positive (as were other random people I talked to during the week), so I expect some number of new OBS users soon :)
I also took the opportunity to distribute my last 10 or so openSUSE 11.4 promo DVDs.