- Gergely Rákosi (RGeri77) - Driver / Spontaneous lightning talker
- Péter Czanik (CzP) - Attendee / Industrial tactic thief
- Szilveszer Liszy (cryorat) - Attendee / Free food(+accommodation) user/abuser
- Levente Kurusa (Levex) - speaker / linux kernel preacher
We didn’t really arrive by Friday due to some travel difficulties
we had before the event. One of the greatest things I missed during
the conference was that we missed the guided city tour. The friends
I made there told me it was awesome and it’s a real pity we missed it.
This is the day we started our trip to Brno. Everything went smooth
except that our driver, RGeri77, was a little bit, oh well an hour late.
I woke up at around 3am and met with cryorat by 4am. Once we arrived
in Budapest, RGeri77 picked us up at around 7am. (Yup, we arrived there
by 6am.) After RGeri77 (finally) picked us up we began the trip to Brno.
Once we had arrived in Brno, we immediately went to our hotel to check
in. After that we went directly to the IT faculty of the Masernyk
University where we started to watch some lectures. Since we arrived
in Brno by 11am, we missed quite a few good talks. One talk I especially
wanted to listen to and missed was the “What’s up in kernel land” one.
I went to quite a few talks there, all of them was very interesting and
I think I made some new friends there and broadened my mind in some
particular areas that were covered during this extraordinary event.
In the afternoon, we got some swag (as usual! :)), got food, in which
cryorat was very interested. After an other round of talks, we went
back to the hotel at around 6pm, and got ready for the Red Hat
sponsored party in a local pub/club called Fléda. I left at around
10pm due to tiredness from the early wake up.
The day of my talk! I was very excited to see how would my talk go. The
schedule site had about 35 attendees registered, but in the end there
were like 50 people listening to my talk. The title of my talk was:
Introduction to Linux Kernel Development, one thing I found very bad
is that there was no HDMI available, so I couldn’t present from my
ultrabook since this one has no VGA outputs. Sucks, since I wanted
to ‘demo’ the creation and the sending of a patch to upstream Linux
Kernel. This resulted in me elaborating waaay more on the topics
in my presentation so that I wouldn’t finish way before the time’s up.
It was excellent conference. I had huge fun there and I hope that I made
some contacts and friendships. I want to say thanks to Jiri Eischmann and
Radek Vokal for organizing this awesome event and giving me an
opportunity to talk. I’ll most likely come next year as well.
In other news…
The Kernel series I was posting will be continuing soon.