DebConf15 – Travel – Day 1

DebConf15 was held on 15th – 22nd August 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany. It was relatively easy for me travel since I could take direct flights from Bangkok to Frankfurt, then Heidelberg is about 1 hour away by bus or train. Also, I currently hold an official passport, which can enter to Germany without applying a visa.

I left Bangkok on 13th, and arrived Frankfurt on 14th, the Heidelberg was 1 hour away by bus. After checked at the hotel, I walked to the venue for registration. I met Andrew, Paul, Hector there. Some already there since DebCamp week.

On the Day 1, it is about 560 participants registered in DebConf15. This is quite number. Sure enough, many old friends I’ve been acquainted like Anibal, Hideki (with his wife), Andrew Lee, Paul Liu, Aigarius, Jonas. Still, miss others like Christian Perrier.

There was also a job fair for those sponsors/companies that wanted to seek for Debian experts. One of them was 2 Sigma. I didn’t really know about this company, but after few chatted, boys, IT department of this company is crazy! They discovered Thunderstrike bug, Intel bugs, and create Magic Lantern firmware for Canon EOS.

Nothing much for the Day 1 though. I attended 3 sessions in the morning, opening ceremony, Golang, and obnam, and started to do my works in the afternoon till dinner then headed back to the hotel.