Fri, 26 Jun 2009
The first day the weather was pretty good and we even went to Praděd summit to take a few snapshots of the setting sun. The next day was rainy so I set up my dance pads and we had a lot of fun playing DDR in the evening. One of the most interesting things there was Microsoft Surface, which is in fact an overweight PDA (weighs about 90 kg). It is pretty addictive, especially for children. Microsoft can really make a pretty cool hardware. However, it is in some way a bit, well, Microsoftish :-). For example, they apparently invented their own 2D barcodes, ignoring well established standards like QR code or Semacode. Also, apparently the external keyboard and mouse is required to boot the Surface.
There were many interesting presentations: Tomáš Košnar talked about logging the network traffic, Ondřej Surý had a brief intro to DNSSEC, Václav Pergl from Kerio Technologies talked about agile development, etc. Anyway, AbcLinuxu.cz did a report from the conference, and also (oh, horror!) an interview with me, mostly focused on Git.