After taking two planes I arrived to Nuremberg on Tuesday 21 to attend openSUSE Conference 2016, which took place from June 22 to June 26.
That night it was the pre-conference party, where I had the chance to try openSUSE beer and to meet a lot of people. I met some openSUSE workers from Canarias, such as Moises,
entertainment manager Senior Rails Web Developer at SUSE, the GSoC students Joaquín and Rishabh, my mentor Chris and some others that I won’t mention to avoid doing the post too long.
First day of the conference – Wednesday 22
In the morning I helped in the registration desk. After that I attended the last part of the SaltStack is more than just configuration management talk, by Thomas Hatch, and the Introduction to the Linux Block I/O Layer and Hawk 2.0 and Beyond talks, by Johannes Thumshin and Kristoffer Grönlund respectively. I found interesting the Hawk talk. You can see the video of these talks and some other in the openSUSE youtube channel. I also met Matheus, the last GSoC student that was coming to the conference.
After that, I had a pulled pork bbq sandwich for lunch taken from Ribwich Food Truck. Ñaam.
In the afternoon, I attended the The type C connector and USB 3.1 talk, by Oliver Neukum, while being in charge of giving the people who wanted to ask questions the microphone. It is funny because I appear in the last part of video of this talk hahaha.
Lastly, I went to the How to Contribute to an Open Source Project workshop, by Lasse Schuirmann. I found the workshop really useful: I learnt some things about Python data structures and git that I didn’t know, I learnt what Coala is and I made my first contribution to the coala-bears project. What Lasse told us about Coala in the workshop was similar to what he said in his Static Code Analysis for All Languages – coala! talk. I couldn’t go to that talk, but I’ve seen the video and I recommend you to see it. I think that Lasse is a really good speaker and the talk lasts only 15 minutes. You can find it here: Lasse Schuirmann: Static Code Analysis for All Languages – coala!
On Wednesday 22 evening I also went to the city tour organized for the conference. The tour lasted around 75 minutes and I learnt many things. I had already seen pictures of Nuremberg in Google, but I was really impressed by how beautiful the city is! Here there are some of the picture I took:
And my favourite one, which I prefer to include separately:
After that, we went to have dinner to a Thai restaurant where I ate a delicious duck and to the Nuremberg “beach”.
That’s all from now, I’ll continue writing about the conference in the next post. 🙂