It was a nice day in Ottawa, Canada today, though judging by the clouds tomorrow might not be. Not that we noticed, spending all the time within the conference room. Various talks kept developers interested, and the lack of Internet connectivity (web is not the Internet…) kept them focused on the issues at hand. I gave my talk about finstall among the first in the morning and gathered very positive feedback and many new ideas. It’s unfortunate that the project isn’t sponsored any more (Google SoC for it was not extended to this year) so this might encourage people or organizations to support the project financially. Among other interesting talks (my personal, unobjective choice) were presentations on VImage (network virtualization) by my colleague from University, Marko Zec, the DTrace talk by John Birrell, and various talks about the ongoing network stack optimizations (many people here). Unfortunately the Release packaging BoF didn’t happen due to lack of interest apparently, so there’s one missed chance to discuss finstall.
All together, it was a very nice spent day with many opportunities to learn new things and speak to like-minded people working on interesting things.