The crowd is young (a lot of students) and serious. You’d think setting up a Tux-cart would be fun.
Along with all the talks, which are pretty similar in content to what you’d find at a FLOSS event anywhere, there’s a trade show, which I found kind of baffling. Big Oracle booth... huh? Various organs of government... well, OK, I guess. Little Web shops of one flavor or another, sure enough. But where I come from, free-software organizations don’t have gleaming glass booths, and GNU/Linux distros don’t use Russian politicians in their marketing.
There was some cool geek fun.
And the speakers were, obviously enough, my very own tribe.
The people who’ve been pulling this together (for 12 years now!) should be proud of themselves. It’s so nice to mingle with herds of geeks who are doing the thing for its own sake.