had a nice dinner at a local pub last night, where i finally got to me Karol Szwed in person (we've known each other via the project since 2.x days) and then a wander through some of the town down by the river than flows through the city. very picturesque.
today's presentations have been rather informative on issues regarding hardware vendor happiness (Dirk Hohndel from Intel was presenting), x.org and acceleration architecturs (Carl Worth), AbiCollab (Martin Sevior) .. but the highlight had to be Sandrine Balbo's presenting first thing in the morning on HCI (aka "usability") processes, in particular building and making use of user requirement models. lots of high quality, very practical stuff and it was well worth my time to sit in on the session. =)
i present tomorrow in the morning ... you may want to pay attention as we'll have an interesting announcement that occurs at the end of it. (yes, i am a tease ;)
tonight i'm off to the speaker's dinner event which should provide some good networking opportunities. speaking of eating and networking, i had lunch with Pia Waugh and a few others from the Australian Free Software scene. it was highly enjoyable and filled with insightful conversation on the issue of management (and lack thereof) of open source projects, among other topics.
i'm most of the way through email, though i'm having to drop some of them on the floor due to the current volume and my time availability here. so if you've sent me email and i haven't replied ... apologies. 24 hours is too little for a single day =)
in other news, Matt Rogers has set up a review board installation which i want to start using to streamline the patch review process in plasma. Matt has set up a group for Kopete already, i've noticed, too. if all goes well, we'll find a permanent home for it and maybe even start getting other kde projects using it =)