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Steven not Andrew

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Tired

    So, another late night last night... We got home at midnight after dropping speakers home after the speakers dinner, and I was up a six AM... This is the fourth late night in a row for me, which is quite out of character as I am much more of a morning person than anything else. If you see me looking like I might die or something, please be gentle.

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Tue, 19 Apr 2005



Organiser quote of the day

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Mon, 18 Apr 2005



BuilderAU now reports on the conference

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LHS' reaction to the first day of his first open source conference

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Sun, 17 Apr 2005



More press

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The first press coverage of the actual conference?

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On delegation and event running

    When I was in year 12, an disconcerting decade ago, I ran the year 12 revue theatrical thingie. Being young and fairly dump, I didn't delegate much to anyone, which was mainly a combination of trust (or lack thereof) and a commensurate lack of experience.

    It's interesting to look at LCA this year, where basically everything is delegated... I'm in fact not aware of anything that Steven is directly responsible for. He's more the connector who holds the rest of us together.

    It works well. The secret is to have a group of people you trust running the event, which is of course the hard part. I must say that Steven seems to have lucked out with the group of people he has helping him this year... There's no one on the committee I don't trust, and we all appear to be doing our jobs.

    Anyways, what's my point? Management lesson 101 -- find people to delegate to that you trust, and then delegate everything you possibly can. then sit back and take the glory like a good manager.

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It's all good

    Apparently it's all good. We've had most people registered now, and we've certainly handed out the vast majority of the bags. Mini conferences are running at the moment, and people seem generally happy. I can't say that anything is broken.

    There are certainly lots of people floating around taking pictures. Hopefully these will appear sometime on the web, which will mean I can link to them. I really can't think of anything else to say at the moment, so I wont...

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Up six hours later, and let's do it all again

    Today is the first day of mini conferences, and the day we're expecting most people to register. So, Up I get after my six hours sleep (I'm an 8 hour a night kinda guy), shower, shave, and off I go in the L1n000ks P4rt44444y Buz once more.

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It's leaking captain!

    Herm. Information about the LCA video stuff seems to be leaking out... I don't think that's a big problem, but it hasn't been officially announced yet. I assume that happens sometime tomorrow.

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Chris' conference bag

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Tired

    After driving people to Yass for Jeff and Pia's wedding party. The trip was good, although as a Debian victim (as opposed to developer) it was odd to be driving a bus full of Debian developers. No one died though, so it must have gone well.

    Lots of people already registered for the conference, which is good. Signage up on campus, and people seem to like the schwag. I've put some photos I took the other day online if you're interested.

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Sat, 16 Apr 2005



Hey! I'm a champion!

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Conference schwag?

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Fri, 15 Apr 2005



LCA kernel hacking tutorial homework

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Thu, 14 Apr 2005



Going to Jeff and Pia's wedding after party? So am I and I've got a minibus

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'Twas the night before the conference

    As far as I am concerned LCA 2005 really starts today. That makes the last organisers meeting we had last night the night before the conference. The meeting was boring. There was nothing to discuss really, which I suspect is a very good sign. Everything that actually mattered is sorted out, so we ended up talking about little things for about two hours.

    Anyways, next step for the conference for me: make some announcements today (remember those guys in N101?) and help the removalists move a billion boxes of merchandising from my garage to the conference venue.

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LCA weather

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Mon, 11 Apr 2005



The guys in N101...

    So, there are these guys in N101 of the Computing Science department at ANU doing stuff which hasn't been announced yet. It's going to be cool though... I believe we'll be ready to announce something in the next day or so. So why this post? Just trying to encourage you to get psyched up for LCA.

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