On Saturday the 11th of June, 2011 Ubuntu Ireland held it’s first Geeknic of the year.  The team decided to try something new this time in line with our expressed desire to hold more events outside of Dublin.  The organisers of  3DCamp, which was held in UL on the 11th, very kindly agreed to allow Ubuntu Ireland hold a geeknic during the Lunch break of that event.  3DCamp was a brilliant barcamp and a great write up of it can be found on multiple posts made by Michelle Moloney King  on her blog.  3DCamp is definitely an event I would recommend and I do hope to attend next year also.

I was a bit nervous about this Geeknic with it being the first one we were holding outside the Pale.  Would anyone be interested? Would anyone turn up?  Ubuntu Ireland was somewhat outside its comfort zone here.  I took some solace from the fact  that fellow team member Jeffrey Roe would definitely be there so at least I would have someone to talk to.  Jeffrey was presenting “Tracking objects in 3D Space, an embedded approach” at 3DCamp  and he made an admirable job of it.  He also participated in the panel discussion at the end of the event.

As things turned out we had a nice few people at the geeknic.  It was great to meet some old and new faces and have a bit of a chat.  As we were tied to the barcamp schedule the geeknic was over quicker than it should have been. All things considered though, I reckon it was a success and something that can definitely be built on.  Some pictures below (Ubuntu Ireland so needs better photographers!!!)


And so it begins….

February 7, 2010

This first post has been a long time coming.  I’ve faced some decisions in getting this blog up and running.


Deciding on how to start?

Deciding on what subject matter to cover?

Deciding on who to write for?

As for deciding how to start….Frankly, this post gets me past that particular stumbling block!

Regarding the second question…. well this blog was initially established with the lofty goal of tracking my progress with GNU/Linux as I become re-acquainted with it after a 10 year hiatus (let me stress here that I am a simple home user of GNU/Linux).  I’ve mulled this over for some time now and while I still wish for my experiences with GNU/Linux to form a major part of the blog I also want to include posts about other aspects of my life.  Therefore nothing is ruled in or out and most likely the posts will cover some of life’s highlights as well as personal milestones with GNU/Linux.

Finally, the third question, who to write for?….. I’ve decided on writing it for no one in particular, similar to a personal journal if you will. My thoughts, simply as they are. If I feel any of the forthcoming posts are worthy of a wider audience I’ll try to get the message out by denting, tweeting or some other means.