Ubuntu In Business, Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Brickhouse, Brick Lane, London
Among the keynotes, Chris Puttick, CIO of Oxford Archaeology described the strategic decision to adopt an open source infrastructure with Ubuntu at the heart of it. I missed the start, but Chris speaks knowledgibly and entertainingly without pulling any punches.
Presentations included a great line-up of Open Source professionals on delivering solutions built on Ubuntu for businesses in the UK
For me the best of the ‘formal’ part of the agenda.
“A panel with members drawn from Canonical, partners and the community chaired by author and journalist Glyn Moody and loosely following the theme of “The Benefits and Pitfalls of an Open Source Strategy”.
“Attendees are encouraged to stay on, sample an Ubuntini at the bar, have a chat and enjoy the comedy night hosted by the venue itself.”
The Ubuntinis had a strange recipe that the bar-staff themselves hated and the delegates drank in a “spirit of experimentation” Since I’m on the wagon 10 years this month, I abstained.
I left ‘early’ around 7.30 having hung around the bar with Alan, Boris (who speaks English as a second language faster than our own Dave Wilkins!), Anton Piatek from IBM, Craig Box of Symbian and Gary Powell (lately open-source Adult-Ed instructor and Ubuntu guerilla-installer) among others. RC