the first open source desktop workshops just started. pictures to follow this afternoon, but the speaking track is off to a running start. the room is full, people are excited .... wow.
the linspire people have been amazing, ferrying us to and from the hotels and ensuring we have everything we need. kudos to them!
also, major thanks to trolltech and intel for the funding, not to mention corefunction for providing the osdw branded lanyards and pens.
last night i was thinking what a crazy concept osdw really is: a set of workshops to service a market that is admitedly fairly small (open source desktop developers) so as to grow that market. so crazy ... it just might work! ;)
tom just asked how many people are new to linux development and people raised their hands! these are people who have never developed on an open source platform before, let alone the open source desktop.
i'm pumped. it's also cool to get together with some of the hackers i don't see nearly enough under the pretense of being presenters =)