Ubuntu Ireland talks in Limerick
I had a pretty amazing weekend down home last weekend. I was asked back to give a talk as part of a weekend of talks that took place at my old University. It was a great honour and rather amusing at the same time. Years ago I had set up the Skynet talks, where you’d invite a Skynet member back and members of the Industry.
Friday night kicked off in the stables, a flash back from my college days. We have two pubs on campus and a small bar. Walking into the Stables bar it was a flash back to the 90’s music. All of the cheesy head wrecking songs that you know once your heard them the lyrics were going to be in your head for the night.
Clearly my age showed as I couldn’t hear myself and moved out to the courtyard to have conversations, albeit it was a bit chilly I could hear the music and have a conversations so worked out better.
Saturday morning, I was up in time to go into the Market for breakfast and collected Matt Zimmerman who kindly agreed to come over and take part in the days talks. After a cup of tea in the what looked to be someones kitchen and listening to a Trad Session at 11am we were fed and set up for the day headed to UL for the talks.
- “Talk 1” – Paul O’Connor
- “Google Summer of Code” – Jimmy O’Regan
- “So you want to build a Hackerspace” – Jeffrey Roe
- “Ubuntu Inside Out” – Matt Zimmerman
- “To Ubuntu and Beyond – Where individual participation can take you” – Laura Czajkowski
- “An introduction to CouchDB” – David Coallier
This time I was a little less nervous talking, but not by much! I gave a similar talk to the one last month but this time was a bit slower and updated slides as I knew the target audience had a clue about Ubuntu and Open Source.
Matt gave his talk with such ease and clarity and it was very enjoyable. All of the talks during the day were interesting and nice to bring people together. they covered a range of topics so there was something there for most people. Students came from Cork, Dublin and Galway so that was great that it wasn’t just one college having these talks. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon. David and his entertaining ways gave his talk on CouchDB, and very nicely obliged to get us to the pub for the last half of the Ireland V England Rugby game.
It was great to be back again and I had a lovely weekend. glad I gave the talk, and I believe it was recorded and will be up at some point. Here are the slides at least.