5 Nov 2007 Burgundavia   » (Journeyer)

Back from UDS Boston

I have arrived back from FOSSCamp and UDS Boston. Had a little issue with weather which caused a delay in my flight out of Boston until 10pm which meant I got to spend 6 hours in a hotel (at Alaska Air's expense) to wait for the next flight out. Then of course, I had a nice delay in Seattle due to weather again. All these delays meant I arrived home after about 16 hours of travel, twice what I was planning. I did get a nice reminder of why I live in Victoria. As the flight crossed the border, the weather cleared. What was raining and completely socked in ground fog became gloriously clear skies.

Minor flight details aside, UDS and FOSSCamp rocked! Thanks to Canonical for sponsoring me again and for running such great events. I especially want to thank James Troup (elmo) and Chris Jones (Ng) for keeping all of the infrastructure up and running. Scott Ritchie, my roommate, commented that phones actually worked this time! Having run my an Asterisk box at my last work place, I can feel their pain.

As an aside, I highly recommend Alaska Air/Horizon Air. Every single of their employees was professional and courteous. Besides the hotel voucher, I also got two "free money" vouchers for food, valid at any SeaTac store for anything.

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