|LinuxFest NorthWest part one
||[Apr. 29th, 2014|11:05 pm]
Over 120 Linux and gaming enthusiasts attended the Board Game Night sponsored by Fedora. I greeted attendees with Fedora playing cards and for those who asked about the Fedora shirts, I offered them to Fedora users who agreed to wear them at the conference. Cards Against Humanity seemed to be the most popular game, with Settlers of Catan and other games played at about a dozen tables. Jacob and the other LFNW organizers had to make a food and drink run, and set up more tables, for the greater than expected crowd.
The Fedora table was right near the entry, Adam and I had two XOs (One Laptop Per Child) computers set up to attract the crowd and my tiny net-top computer was running the Gnome desktop with Heisenbug, and plenty of stickers. The hall filled quickly when the doors opened at 9:30 and was busy all day long. The Fedora users came by to say hi and and those who got a shirt showed them off. We got some positive comments about our ad in the program, with the balloons that were fitting for game night, Fedora's 10th and LFNW's 15th anniversary. We were busy all day long answering questions, Adam handling the technical questions while I showed off programs on the net-top and the XOs and explained the four foundations; freedom, friends, features and first.
The "World famous" raffle had the hall packed to close out the first day of the conference. Bill, the head of LFNW, thanked Fedora for sponsoring the board game night (lots of cheers) and Microsoft for sponsoring the after party (not as many cheers), before drawing tickets. Several HP Slates, a Chromebook and two high end computers were given away with lots of books, shirts, hats and other goodies (I didn't win). The XOs got a good workout and I was partially hoarse from answering questions all day. So I skipped on the after party at the Spark Museum to put the finishing touches on my talk, Pure Data - Programming for Artists.