Blog entries tagged with "osdc2007"

The third and final day of OSDC2007

Friday, November 30th, 2007 at 10:27 pm

I am now back in Melbourne, but what happened yesterday, on the final day of OSDC2007?

After taking it easy in the morning I learned when and why Ruby on Rails would be an option, saw how an enterprise wide SSO solution can be built, how to optimise for wetware, gave a lightning talk, and heard the trends that should shape the future.

After the official close of the conference, ‘networking’ continued well into the night back at the Brewhouse.

Something I was very happy about was that my flight back wasn’t until the next afternoon as people dropped out throughout the evening to either catch a flight or return to where they were staying in order to get up for an early flight. If I were to change anything I’d make my flight early afternoon to reduce the amount of waiting around after checking out of the hotel.

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The second day of OSDC2007

Thursday, November 29th, 2007 at 11:27 am

It is now the morning of the third and final day of OSDC2007, but I should say something about yesterday…

First up Rasmus (the creator of PHP) demonstrated how broken the web is and why you should never click on a link. I also saw how to script tests for web applications, what is coming in CPAN 1.5, a reminder on testing, how spammers operate, and a method of server side components that are connected together to enable client side mashups. Finally the evening was capped off by Paul’s thoroughly entertaining Illustrated History of Failure at the dinner.

Strictly speaking the dinner wasn’t the end of the night. The Belgian beer garden was.

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First day of OSDC2007

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 at 10:19 pm

Today, the first day of OSDC2007, started with breakfast at the hotel and finished with a few beers up the road at The Brewhouse.

However, in between I did go to a few talks.

I heard why C is still has a place, what behaviour driven development is, the experience of running a small business, why to package up your perl as if it were on CPAN, what Perl 6 features can be used right now, and how to (try to) manage email overload. There was also a lightning talk session that was as varied as usual with the talks ranging from informative to entertaining.

After the conference I’ll clean up my notes and put them up. But for now I’m just taking advantage of the conference wireless that I can reach from my room.

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Travelling north

Monday, November 26th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

After a taxi, a plane, a train and a walk I am now in my hotel room in Brisbane. As there is no daylight saving (local time is 7PM) and I am further east than Melbourne it is already dark and I am about to venture out in search of some (cheap) dinner.

However, my first priority was to check my email and make this post. While the room has an internet connection it was a simple decision after looking at the prices to not use it. Instead I dialed into work (nationwide number so only a local call) and connected to the VPN.

It is pretty sluggish using intense sites like google maps (ie everything that uses ajax or looks fancy) but the sensible sites work fine. Tunneling a VNC connection is even more painful. I need to look at another client for OSX that can use compression and drop the colour depth, etc for performance.

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Off to Brisbane for OSDC

Sunday, November 25th, 2007 at 11:02 pm

Tomorrow afternoon I’m flying up to Brisbane for this year’s Open Source Developers’ Conference which runs from Tuesday through Thursday.

Currently the plan is to post a couple of times a day about the talks I go to. We shall see how well that goes…

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