Johnny [Life & Code]

Semper Exploro!

GUADEC 2008 – Day 0 – 3

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Day 0 :

+ Reached Istanbul after 12 hrs through airports / immigration … .

+ Bahrain is very hot !

+ Gulf Air is not fun to fly . 4 + 4 hr flights. So itz alright.

+ Nice Apartment: Istanbul Sweet Home : My Turkisk Bath [Video]

Day 1 :

+ Srini introduced us to other hackers. Confession : I actually had the idea that GNOME hackers are Octopus with lot of (more than 8) tentacles for writing code.They are infact humans 😀

+ First BOF was fedrico’s GIT for GNOME. GIT is all good with cool workflows which is very flexible and you can adapt it to your workflow. But the question are

– Do we want to stick with one DVCS?

– Is there a way to inter-op with different DVCS, if yes ? how messy it is going to be to maintain ?

– And the learning curve for a newbie to learn using something like GIT (index , branches .. blah blah .. )

– I’m all for GIT.It perfectly fits my workflow and very flexible. I didn’t like bzr when i tried out long back. May be i should try it out now ..

+ Thanks to Burkay (one of the awesome volunteers in GUADEC). He helped us to find banks to get our Travellers Cheques cashed.

Day 2 :

+ Out of cash . Yep! Bankrupt. Had to change the our Travelers cheques. Well .. looks like they are not popular here. Well we did go to the corners of the city searching banks that do accept one. Finally we found one. But they need a “Tax Number” wtf ? Took a cab, showing the cabbie the “Tax Office” address (somebody scribbled it for us on paper. Thanks a lot ! ) He goes around & around and drops us just behind our apartment ! lol . Anyhoo .. walked a bit and found one. Few friendly people helped us to get “Tax Number”. Went to the bank cashed the maximum possible limit. What a day ! Totally exhausted walking around …

Day 3 :

+ Core days  : Met Miguel (Awesome) .

+ Interesting sessions. Interesting Talks. Well .. Really motivated. 🙂

+ Met Andre / Guenther / Muelli  (Pics later)

+ HPJ, Scott (from provo) , JP, Micheal ..

Very long post. Lot to write about. Anyhoo as many know, these posts are for helping my buggy MMU.


Written by Johnny

July 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Posted in GNOME, Linux Fun, Thoughts

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  1. Where you there when the shootings occurred?


    July 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm

  2. @Baph : Yep. Will be leaving istanbul tomorrow.


    July 12, 2008 at 9:02 am

  3. :))


    July 12, 2008 at 10:43 pm

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