We got started Saturday morning at Seneca@York with an unconfrence/barcamp style pitches.
Right after lunch, Remy DeCausemaker and I did a joint presentation covering the class we’re involved with at RIT.
I kicked things off with the presentation (download) I did for the Ontario GNU Linux Fest a few weeks ago. I didn’t quite fill the 50 minutes at OGLF, and I managed to whip through all of them in about 20 minutes on Saturday.
Then Remy brought us up to speed on how he got involved with the class and how his new position as a fellow at RIT fits with his ongoing work with organizations such as the Sunlight Foundation.
We then tag-teamed questions from the group. Everything from gaining a foothold in universities, to the kids getting excused from class on Tuesday if they attend Remy’s upcoming Hack-a-thon.
After the keynote, we all made our way to Dave and Buster’s. I had never heard of the place, but I liked it. If you haven’t been, it reminded me of a grown-ups Chuck E Cheese.
On my way back to my hotel, I was passed by a police car… Then an emergency truck, then a fire truck… “Must be an accident somewhere” I mused to myself.
However, all 3 turn on Wilson Ave… in the direction of my hotel.
Why yes, there was a fire truck parked in the driveway when I arrived moments later.
It was only a dryer fire and I was able to get into my room about 30 minutes later.
I’ll cover Sunday’s hack fests in my next post so look for day 2 soon.