So I had a very good time at my hometown this weekend. But before talking about this let me acknowledge two things: so Branden was the winner and I'm very happy about this. Having voted him as first choice for the two past years and as second choice this year I'm very confident he'll be able to help Debian get back to being a Project which we all love and have fun working on. I am very happy with the news that came from debconf5 people that we got loads of sponsorship and will thus be able to fund everyone who requested funding. More than anything, though, I would like to emphasize something Andreas said on his message:
"I think we need to re-calibrate how we think of Debian ourself and remind us that we managed to create an enormously valuable system. Now lets get our act together and lets become the kick-ass Über-distro that rules the world! Yay!" (Andreas Schuldei on debian-devel-announce)
About the weekend, we had the third Linuxchix Brasil meeting this year and it was held on my home town, organized mainly by our friends Priscilla and Caroll with the help from Sulamita and Lullys from São Paulo. Thanks, girls! It was definetely amazing! It was a very nice time meeting people, giving a course on Subversion with not a lots of materials but with some nice 'walk-through' with people doing real editing stuff and a talk on GTK+ followed by one on QT by Helio Chissini, who has some nice stuff on his blog. Btw, I love pyslide.
On the hacking front, I've been messing around with reimplementing a 'Debian Brasil Counter'. We used to have one I coded in a very bad-written PHP some years ago and I've decided to rewrite it using python (cherrypy+cheetah). It's going cool. Check out its svn repository.