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My Canadian adventure exploring FWD50

I recently went to Ottawa for the FWD50 conference run by Rebecca and Alistair Croll. It was my first time in Canada, and it combined a number of my favourite things. I was at an incredible conference with a visionary … Continue reading

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I am so thankful – the gap is sorted

I will be doing a longer blog post about the incredible adventure it was to bring Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Rosemary Leith to Australia 10 days ago, but tonight I have had something just amazing happen that I wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in Aus Community, Linux Australia,, Personal | 14 Comments 2010 – Day 5: more open gov & hacking for children

I was a little late getting in this morning due to a headache and feeling like I’d been hit by a truck, so unfortunately this meant I missed giving my lightning talk. For those who were interested, I’ll be blogging … Continue reading

Posted in | Tagged | 2 Comments 2010 – Day 4: elephants & emergencies

Early this morning I went to Yoga which was great! It was my first time, and a really wonderful class. The class was pretty full and the exercises were really interesting. Thanks very much Francois for organising it and to … Continue reading

Posted in | Tagged | 4 Comments 2010 – Day 3: freedom, games & Bruce Campbell

Day 3 of lca2010 and I had 3.5 hours sleep last night but got up early anyway and did some stick and pole weapons training with Ian Beardslee which was great fun. This morning Benjamin Mako Hill gave the keynote. … Continue reading

Posted in | Tagged | 2 Comments 2010 – Day 2: paradoxes & open government

Firstly I should say that the Martial Arts Bof last night was awesome! We had about 8 people, plus a few locals. We had many styles represented and it was a fantastic night of knowledge sharing, training and loads … Continue reading

Posted in | Tagged | 2 Comments 2010 – Day 1

Day one of 2010 started with a fantastic video introducing Wellington in a very tongue in cheek fashion: It turns out that Andrew and Susanne Ruthven, the core organisers of the conference are actually quite sick today, which must … Continue reading

Posted in | Tagged | 1 Comment 2010 – registration day

Since starting my new job last April, I haven’t been blogging much because I’ve been so busy! I decided to take this week to make up for my slackness by trying to blog about each day of, which is … Continue reading

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Some 2010 sightseeing

At the beginning of this week Jeff and I travelled around the North Island of New Zealand with John and Silvia for a bit of sightseeing in the lead up to 2010 as we drove down from Auckland to … Continue reading

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OLPC BOF – community meetup, discussion and paths for the region

On Friday afternoon is an OLPC BOF at in Hobart, Tasmania. It’s an open public discussion, and will involve folks from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, as well as from OLPC and Sugar Labs. The idea behind the … Continue reading

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