I have just returned with the family from attending my 3rd annual OggCamp event. This year it was held at Farnham Maltings; a fantastic venue which ticked all the boxes – location, size, layout, proximity to shops!
OggCamp is one of the geeky highlights of our year, and we always make the effort to attend. It is a unique chance for us to meet up with old friends, and a fantastic opportunity to make new ones too.
This year, I am very pleased to have made the acquaintance of Ken Fallon of Hacker Public Radio fame. I even managed to get our picture taken with him (above) before he cajoled Philip and I into giving him a CrunchBang Linux interview!
This year’s OggCamp was the best yet – the event has grown in strength year on year, increasing in professionalism and content, as well as attendance figures. Notable moments for me from this year’s event were the inspiring and fascinating talks given by Lorna Jane Mitchell on Open Sourcing your career and Digital Forensics by Freakyclown; the joint Linux Outlaws and UUPC live show recording on Saturday; me and Philip recording a special episode of The Dick Turpin Roadshow as guest presenters with the regular presenters, Pete Cannon and Matt Copperwaite, and meeting up with everyone in the pub on Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening. Not so notable moments were me having to be undressed and put to bed by our daughter on Saturday night and then throwing up before breakfast on Sunday morning due to a severe hangover – classy!
I want to pass on a huge thanks from me and my family to Dan and Fabsh of the Linux Outlaws and to Mark, Laura, Tony & Popey of UUPC, as well as all of the crew, the sponsors and the guest presenters who all helped make this event happen and contributed to its success. You all rock, and we cannot wait to see you all again next year!