LWN: The Ottawa Linux Symposium 2000
Jul 21, 2000, 00:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Herein is our coverage of OLS. There is far more going on
here than can be handled by one person, so it's far from complete.
Nonetheless, we hope to capture some of the flavor of the
"Ottawa is a pretty city - at least this time of year. It's
bright, green, clean, and pleasant to walk around in. Certainly a
great place for a conference. Some of the younger hackers seem to
appreciate that the drinking age is 19, too..."
"The Ottawa Linux Symposium got off to a bit of a rough start.
After sending around a note encouraging everybody to show up early
for registration, they managed to get going an hour and a half
late. In the end, they had to tell people to go to Miguel's noon
keynote without badges, because otherwise they couldn't get through
the lines in time. Oh well."
"The conference organizers had a great idea, however: set up a
wireless LAN in the convention center and Les Suites hotel, and
lend out PCMCIA cards to the first hundred or so attendees. Too bad
you have to load a separate driver, and that the system doesn't
appear to be working all that well yet. The congress center was
full of people glaring at their laptops in a puzzled way. The idea
is nice, anyway..."
"Miguel showed up to give his keynote, only to note that nobody
had gotten around to setting up a projector for his slides. At
least the ensuing panic and delay allowed them to get more people
through the registration process."