this was the last Day at foss.in - and once again it was perfect organized, yes there were uncertainties during the cfp and schedule in front of the event but i learned that it was not easy to run the event anyway, because of the worldwide crisis. So all in all they did a very good job for taking care for all during the event and especially for us foreign speakers - a big thanks goes to the Organizers Atul, Gaurav, Sheela, Shilpa and Tejas and many many more ...
I expected more people on a saturday because there is no work and no school - most visitors attented the talks so we had less of them at the booth. It was also the last Day for me to work with Susmit and we had a heated discussion with Dimitriz about - how community/membership management should be done.
Susmit had to leave the conference a bit earlier - alone to meet him and interact with him as a new/old friend was worth the trip - it will improve the results of the work we have to do in the next months. It was funny that we share almost the same thoughts about how things in Membership Management should work.
I attented the last Keynote which was a talk about robotics - the speaker talked about his internship in the US and also about his work at the US University. One example he showed was a walking robot for offroad terrain. Because i was involved in military technology in my past, i clearly saw the military usecase and i asked myself how one can intervent such things through electronic counter-measures and if they take care for security measures while they develop and implement the code for the robots with a security stack or something like this. Maybe the OSSTMM is also worth a look for them.
Atul - the Organizer gave the closing note - i could not get all of it, because i had to leave earlier- but from what i could hear, it inspired the indian people and he gave them confidence in their work and their future!
After a big goodbye to all the Fedora-People i left the conference to take a shower, change my clothes and pack my bag. I lost my phone in the Cap which drove me to the hotel, but after 60 minutes the driver brought it back to the hotel - wow, the people here are great!
Right now i am sitting on the Airport in Bangalore and wait for my flight - it is sad but it is time to leave india. It was a wonderfull time here and i hope i can come back one day. I want to say thank you to all here at foss.in - and especially - alphapetical ;) - Hiemanshu for the friendship and taking care for me and helping me over the Streets, Kushal for his warm welcome and his support during the stay, Rahul for his openess, the clear words and his humor, Rangeen for taking care that i had a phone to reach everyone in the world and his help, Shrink for the young fresh spirit and for the luck i will have from now on ;) And of course Susmit for being a friend and a big help!
Update: Arrived Save at Frankfurt Airport ;)
Update: all my Pictures from the trip