After one month I think it was time to write my review about Gentoo miniconf. :-)

In 20 and 21 October I attended to the Gentoo Miniconf which was a part of the bootstrapping-awesome project, 4 conferences (openSUSE Conference/Gentoo Miniconf/LinuxDays/SUSE Labs)  where took place in the Technical Czech University at Prague.

Photo by Martin Stehno

Day 0: After our flight arrived in Prague’s airport – we went straight to the pre-conference welcome party in a cafe near the university where the conference took place. There we met the other greeks who arrived in the previous days and I had also the chance to meet a lot of Gentoo developers and talk with them.

Day 1: The first day started earlier in the morning. Me and Dimitris went to the venue before the conference started in order to prepare the room for the miniconf. The day started with Theo as host to welcome us. There were plenty of interesting presentations  that covered a lot of aspects of Gentoo, the Trustees/Council, Public Relations, The Gentoo KDE team, Gentoo Prefix, Security, Catalyst and Benchmarking. The highlight of the day was when Robin Johnson introduced the Infrastructure team and started a very interesting BoF which talked about the state of the Infra team, currently running web apps and the burning issue of the git migration. The first day ended with lots of beers in the big party of the conference in the center of the Prague next to the famous Charles Bridge.

Gentoo Developers group photo
Photo by Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto

 

Day 2:The second day was more relaxed. There were presentations about Gentoo@ IsoHunt, 3D and Linux graphics and Οpen/GnuPG .After the lunch break a Οpen/GnuPG key signing party began outside of the miniconf’s room.After the key signing party we continued with a workshop regarding Puppet also a presentation about how to use testing on Gentoo to improve QA and finally the last presentation ended with Markos and Tomáš talking about how to get involved into development of Gentoo. In the end Theo and Michal closed the session of the miniconf.

 

I really liked Prague especially the beers and the Czech cuisine.

Gentoo Miniconf was a great exp erience for me. I could write lot of pages about the miniconf because I was in the room the whole days and I saw all the presentations.

I had also the opportunity to get in touch and talk with lots of Gentoo developers and contributors from other FOSS projects. Thanks to Theo and Michal for organizing this awesome event.

More about the presentations and the videos of the miniconf  can be found  here.
Looking forward to the next Gentoo miniconf(why not a conference).