On 5th August I got a chance to attend, speak and experience DebConf 2017 at Montreal, Canada. The conference was ‘stretch’ed from 6 August to 12 August .
Pretty late for me to document my DebConf fun-learning-experiences, thanks to my delaying tactics.. I need to overcome.
But better late than ever, I had amazing time at DebConf. I got to meet and learn from my Outreachy Mentor, Daniel Pocock! 😀
One thing about DebConf I loved was the amount of Diversity in Debian family!
As a beginner, I got to get a big picture of what all projects are there. Daniel helped me a lot in getting started with packaging in Debian. I really appreciate the time he took out to guide me @DebConf and Pranav, remotely.
One specific line I liked about Daniel’s talk on Open Day, 5th August – “Free Communications with Free Software and Debian” while talking about free RTC (Real Time Communication) is that,
..Instead of communication controlling the user, the user can control the communcation..
I talked about free RTC, my Project Lumicall and about my journey being an Outreachy Intern with Debian. I also covered my co-speaker’s project work on Lumicall being a GSoC 2016 student.
Meeting the Outreachy family feels amaazzing! Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy gave a talk on the Significance and Impact of Outreachy and Debian’s support for the programme.
DebConf 2017 has been a wonderful conference with the community being very welcoming and helpful 🙂