This year I attended the summit in Santa-Clara , so I only had the chance to meet 1/3 of the attendees. Also I am not part of a team that delivers a product full-time so I felt way less energized than last time.
The reasons being I got a lot less “guys please fix this to make Thunderbird better”. I did get but only once - and the feedback I got was , why are they 3 ways to search it’s confusing (menu, quick filter bar and gloda).
I did however loved the little interaction I got. First on the photowalk more than 30 people showed up and that was ver veyr suprizing - too bad the venue was in the middle of nowhere. We still made groups photos. I’ve posted two to flickr the Indian group :
If you are on that picture and have a flickr account tag yourself on it. And I got a nice group of Indonesian contributors photo too :
Same deal if you are on that picture. I want t apologize to people who thought we would be touring silicon valley - as there was really not much to see. Also the group being so big I didn’t advertize that we would be going birding the next morning and capture things like this Anna’s Hummingbird :
. I liked how things were organized and learned about so many project I wasn’t aware of. The one that got me exited is shumway. I can’t wait for this to land in Aurora - the branch of Firefox I’m using. The keynotes were nice even if some of them were loooooonnnng. I also had to work as I was oncall and that was new to me (kudos to the IT teams during other events).
I’d like to thanks the organizers, and will note that having more time during the day to hang out with other attendees would have made that summit way more human/social. I never had a minute to just seat and talk without being in a rush for something. The worldfair was a bit disappointing, but can’t pinpoint why (maybe I regret not getting a Canada Table with mapple syrup).
I made a bunch of portrait - and can’t name people, so if you know people featured here http://www.flickr.com/photos/lhirlimann/with/10174866693/ leave a comment so I can change the title of the portraits.
Last but not least network was flaky and didn’t carry ipv6 :(