FOSSCOMM 2011

With this year’s FOSSCOMM finally over, and having some free time after co-organizing it, I ‘ve decided to make a blog post about the conference. I am still not 100% operational (:P) so I ‘ll keep it a bit short.

First things first, if you’re planning to organize a conference, don’t take it lightly. It’s a HUGE job, and if you decide to do so, do it with a team of awesome great guys, like we did this year. I can honestly say it was thanks to everyone’s hard work, passion, and determination that we managed to make everything work and overcome all the setbacks. I ‘d like to thank all of the co-organizers for not killing me while planning the conference. And a lot of thanks go to our volunteers from the Computer Center of the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (University of Patras, Greece) and from the Patras Linux Users Group for helping out. We never could have done it with out you.

I’d also like to extend a big thank you to our sponsors, for giving us the ability to organize and host this conference, get the necessary equipment, and keep things running. And last but not least, thank you all for coming.

In regards to the conference itself, I was really glad that so many people attended, and I am still thrilled by the number of people who came to congratulate us for the good work, and the quality of the presentations. This only goes to show that the Greek FOSS community has a lot to offer. I personally loved being there, even in the heat of troubles, and I’m happy I had one more chance to meet new people, and get in touch with old friends. I hope next year’s FOSSCOMM will be even better, and I know I’m gonna enjoy it much more ;)

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