FOSS-ed for Hackers, a footnote

FOSS-ed for Hackers ended last week, and the entire geek blogosphere has been brimming with posts on the subject so I won’t delve much into it. Overall, it was a success. The participation was extremely good and the event was organized in style, thanks largely to Devaka.

The appearance of Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons was definitely the highlight of the show, and he did a very interesting talk that had me captivated. As usual, there was a lot of bumping into old friends and catching up, as it is common at events of this nature where geeks congregate.

Being the undisputed king of procrastination and, when the mood strikes, bad hair day, I waited until the last moment to finish my presentation, and just barely managed to cobble together the slides in time. Despite my grievances, I managed to complete the presentation with just a few cringe-worthy moments. Thankfully, I got a couple of good questions from the crowd during the Q&A session that just went to prove, despite my views to the contrary, that everybody in fact was NOT sleeping. You can find the slides here.

On a slightly different note, I was somewhat disappointed in the mole that I planted in the crowd to ask intelligent questions when the time came to relieve tension and get the questions flowing. As anticipated, the mole failed to deliver and is now expected to refund the downpayment at earliest convenience.