Richard Jones' Log: OSDC 2006 report so far
OSDC has been an amazing success so far. We've got about 15% more attendees over last year (about 180 or so). The talks have been really good and varied. On the down-side there's been technical, organisational and viral issues (I've had a nasty cold that developed the day before the conference and is still going strong) yet feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive.
My two talks are out of the way, which is nice. I was much more confident this year with almost no nerves even though my "Shiny" talk had the theatre packed (people were sitting in the aisles).
What's Old is New Again was pretty well-received and attended. It wasn't quite the talk I'd hoped, but I got across a number of important ideas so it was worth it. And I learnt a thing or two too :)
The highlight for me was presenting Shiny, Pretty Things. Even though there was a technical problem* I still managed to muddle on through and demonstrate everything I was hoping to demonstrate. And there seemed to be some real interest in pyglet too, which isn't hard to imagine given its potential. People wanted to download it, wanted to know how they can find out more. I just kept having to say that it's pre-pre-pre-alpha :)
*: pyglet got confused somehow when trying to open a window while the projector was plugged in. It works fine when plugged into an LCD or old CRT monitor, but for some reason the projector was special. We're still quite stumped by the error, but are confident we can sort it out. Of course the big problem is that we can only reproduce the problem whilst plugged into a projector at the conference ...