Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
bangalore is a beautiful city if you keep your eyes on the right bits of architecture, the trees and plants that grow wherever they aren't discouraged from doing so and the people going about their daily business. there's an obvious lack of infrastructure, which i'm told hasn't kept up with the growth the city has seen in the recent past, which leads to insane traffic (at least from a canadian's perspective) and poor air quality at times. but these were minor distractions as i jetted about the city in an autorickshaw, ate breakfast overlooking a tiny jungle in the hotel's courtyard and spent my days at the foss.in event.
the foss.in event itself was really well put together. this year it was kept highly technical so the audience was correspondingly technical. they had both local talent presenting, such as ext4's Suparna Bhattacharya, as well as a good number of internationals. i opened the second day with a talk entitled "kde4 and you" which stirred up a lot of interest. you can download my slides in kpresenter format or as a pdf.
it's really nice to be able to present kde4 these days compared to, say, 6 months ago.
the kde india meeting (seen in the pictures to the right) was extremely productive as well.