Yesterday, the Canonical Kernel Team kicked off their week long Sprint (meeting) in my neck of the woods. I had the opportunity after the kids finished their homework last night to run up to where they are staying and visit with them for a while.
I had met a few people about a year ago, maybe longer, in Lexington, MA, but it was great just to say" hi" to them again and meet a few more people. I didn't get a chance to speak to everyone, but I did spend some time with Tim, Colin, John, Jeremy, Steve, Manjo, Brad, Leann, Ike, and others (as I am sure I am leaving some one out).
The conversation was delightful and the group as always was welcoming bunch. Smiles and laughter were plenty and it just really helped remove some of the nervousness I was feeling about attending UDS and taking part the planning process of the next release. Thanks y'all!!!
Also, dholbach of the Canonical Community Team was there last night and will be here all week. Awesome fellow with a very contagious smile! We made plans to find some time to sit down today and go over some community stuff. AWESOME!!!
Also, manjo volunteered to give up some of his time after their meeting ends this week to help me test empathy, pidgin and skype and see if we can't get it to work correctly on my Dell M1330.
I can't wait to meet the rest of the team who are arriving this week. I'll try to grab some pics and put some faces and names together for you. :-)
Today is shaping up to be one busy day, but I am looking forward to the challenge!