In early April, I visited Istanbul to give a keynote at the Free Software and Linux Days event. This was an interesting challenge, because this was my first visit to Turkey, and my first experience presenting with simultaneous translation.
In my new talk, Ubuntu Inside Out, I spoke about:
* What Ubuntu is about, and where it came from
* Some of the challenges we face as a growing project with a large community
* Some ways in which we’re addressing those challenges
* How to get involved in Ubuntu and help
* What’s coming next in Ubuntu
The organizers have made a video available if you’d like to watch it (WordPress.com won’t let me embed it here).
My first game of backgammonAfterward, Calyx and I wandered around Istanbul, with the help of our student guide, Oğuzhan. We don’t speak any Turkish, apart from a few vocabulary words I learned on the way to Turkey, so we were glad to have his help as we visited restaurants, cafes and shops, and wandered through various neighborhoods. We enjoyed a variety of delicious food, and the unexpected company of many friendly stray cats.
It was only a brief visit, but I was grateful for the opportunity to meet the local free software community and to see some of the city.http://mdzlog.alcor.net/2010/04/15/ubuntu-inside-out-free-software-and-linux-days-2010-in-istanbul/