Yesterday was a glorious day for DebConf11 bid in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I had a scheduled meeting with Banja Luka’s mayor Dragoljub Davidovic.
We met in his cabinet, where I presented him with the paper “DebConf11 in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in which I tried to explain what it all means. From what Debian is, over what DebConf is, to why is DebConf important.
The thing I was most worried about was how am I going to explain all this in simple “non-tech” words :)
Either way, I was in middle of explaining what Debian is when mayor interrupted me “I understand, I’m electrical engineer myself” … you have no idea what relief came from these words! :D
Explaining what DebConf is and what kind of profiles attend one such event went smoothly as well, where mayor made some replicas on my story from the projects he worked on and so on. After my last “case” he also explained me how it’s good that we meet, since Banja Luka was known as “electronic” city in ex-Yugoslavia.
more “DebConf11 bid in Banja Luka?”
OK, so last week I was in Zagreb, attenting DORS/CLUC 2008. The conference + workshop, only lasted 2 days + 1 day workshop, but my friend Vedran (best know for being owner of microsoft.ba) and myself went there 1 day earlier, and I extended my stay cuz I enjoyed Zagreb so much :)
When it comes to conference, it was absolutely great, most of attention and best lecture was by “Harald Welte” about OpenMoko. I had a nice little chat with him, about it all. Alan Cox was there as well, but to be honest, I expected much more from his “lecture” but that always happens when you get your expentations too high, from anything really.
I’d like to give out a special thanks to Kristijan Zimmer, who was like the main organizator of it all, and who did a great job for all of it, and of course Vlatko Kosturjak :)
What came out good out of this whole thing? Well besides really great time I had in Zagreb, and everything/everybody being so nice to me, conference and both workshop were really great. If I’d like to make a comparison between a big thing such as DebConf and DORS, I’d really give DORS … I’d rate it 9 out 10.
more “DORS/CLUC 2008 Zagreb”
Ok, so this may sound out of sudden, and it did really come out of nowhere. But when I read who’s attending and speaking on this same even (Alan Cox, Harald Welte, Machtelt Garrels etc … etc …) I just had to register and go.
Some other LUGBIH members might be my company, if not … oh well :)
I really hope I’ll get to talk to talk to some people on this same “event”. I should pretty much spend that whole week in Zagreb, so I’ll make sure I post a fine “summary”
Right now this may sound as a crappy post, cuz I’m tired and it’s 6:23AM.