Skycon 2007

26th February 2007: Season 4 Episode 13 : 46.24

The LugRadio team were invited to Skycon 2007 in Limerick, Ireland to cover the conference, talk about stuff, drink beer, nearly get deported for persistently making jokes about the fair sons of Erin in conjunction with pigs, and generally enjoy the hospitality of our Irish compatriots. A big thanks to Laura Czajkowski, the president of Skynet, and the whole Skycon team for inviting us and making the stay a happy one! We took the chance to interview a few of the people there about their talks and what they thought of the conference. Roll on next year!

There will also be videos of our individual talks available from the Skycon team at some point, and a certain amount of videoing of the actual recording of the show went on as well; keep your eyes on the Skycon site for all that.

  • We're at Skycon! Three-quarters of the team, without our bald compadre Ade, introduce the show (0.00)
  • The legendary Matt Garrett and his interesting suspend and resume stories! Why your computer's hardware doesn't work properly, how all laptop manufacturers are fascist murderers who hate freedom, and why Matt hasn't fixed it all yet(3.50)
  • David "tyrion" Dolphin, PR officer for Skynet and Simon Willison lookalike (ya rly!), talks about Skynet, how Skycon came about, and what organising the conference has been like (14.50)
  • Niall "digitaldeath" O'Brien, attendee at Skycon and LugRadio forums poster, talks about what the conference is like to attend and how shit Dublin is (25.42)
  • Alan Cox (for it is he) on the different groups of non-programming people in the open source community and how to get non-coders more interested in free software (33.20)
  • Sumup: how Skycon was for us (41.12)

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