FrOSCON call for papers ends in one week

I just received word that the FrOSCon call for papers is due in one week, and since I did not even know there was a FrOSCon CfP out yet, here's hoping more people read this blog that did not know about it :-) Thanks to ScottyTM for the heads up.

CentOS-based LiveCD at FrOSCon

I previously blogged about how we are promoting WiiPresent at FrOSCon 2009 in Sankt-Augustin, Germany. We give away Wii Remotes and bluetooth dongles to speakers and every conference room has a system hooked up to the beamer that is running a custom CentOS-based LiveCD (actually a LiveUSB) image.

WiiPresent at FrOSCon 2009

After the presentation last year about using the Nintendo Wii remote for giving presentations we are this year taking it to second base !

For all speakers we will provide wiimotes and bluetooth dongles in all conference rooms. We also created a CentOS-based LiveCD with various presentation software and WiiPresent. With a single click you can connect your wiimote to your system to start applications and control your mouse.

Conferences and conferences

The past week was a very busy one. While the Olympic games were held in Bejing I was breaking my personal records for number of presentations at a conference in one day (3), number of presentations in a week (5) and number of conferences in a week (3).

Because JRSL in Buenos Aires was just before FrOSCon, and there was also a Debian Days in Buenos Aires. I flew to Buenos Aires on Friday afternoon, arrived on Saturday morning, I went to DebianDays on Monday, JRSL on Wednesday where I gave 3 talks (CentOS, RPM packaging and Dstat), flew back on Thursday morning to arrive on Friday at noon in Zaventem to be in Bonn on Friday evening to present a duo-presentation about Proxytunnel (Punching holes in the corporate firewall) on Saturday and a duo-presentation about giving presentation with the wiimote on Sunday.

And on Monday back to work in Antwerp...

My first presentation for everyone to mock

Finally FrOSCon made available the video of my first dstat presentation, which was also my first presentation at an Open Source conference *ever* !

I am a bit disappointed that I did not have access to it before doing the same presentation at 3 different other venues, as I could have learned much from it. It shows that I had not slept that night because of the stress and sleepless nights turn me hyperactive :-)