Adam and I had our own little installfest with a fellow whose Dell laptop was running Windows. He told us that his wireless networking was the problem. It took almost an hour to find a suitable internet connection to get the appropriate firmware for his BCM4312 wireless device. Once Adam installed and built the DKMS module for the wireless card and the laptop was on the wireless network, the gentleman paraded his laptop around to other tables showing them how Adam had made his laptop work with wireless. He called Adam "the Fedora guy". It was a small triumph, but apparently it had a serious affect on this gentleman, an Educator from the local area.
The XO laptops were a very big hit. A local developer, Mikus Grinbergs, gave us a fantastic overview of his work as a developer for the platform and even showed us how his was running a full Fedora installation. One gentleman even used Inkscape to create a handmade version of the fedora logo.
Adam also brought a tablet pc running Fedora 12.
The fantastic feature of this tablet PC with fedora 12 is that it
I went to only two talks, but I happened to catch Max's talk on the role of academia in the digital world. His discussion was amazing and his management skills really showed as he sculpted a conversation surrounding key ideas in academic development and process. He pointed out the importance of Professional OpenSource Software Experience in the educational process. Max pointed out some of the efforts he was directly familiar with and some that he considered laudable. His presentation was, in my opinion, flawless.
We started off the weekend on Friday night with a Dinner hosted by Matt Domsch and his wife Celeste. The dinner was amazing and the conversation was fantastic. Matt cooks a mean steak and a yummy grilled portobello. We were all happy to have an opportunity to talk to him about his experience and he was very happy to give us good pointers for the festival.
There were more than 394 registered participants on Friday evening and many who paid at the door. We provided a small amount of media for some non-profits and some
My images are up on flickr, but I will post them on to the blog to have them blast by on the Planet Fedora. Thanks to everyone who made this possible, but I have to say a special thanks to Scott Collier, who picked up a lot of slack for me without a word.