A month or so ago I was invited by Newcastle LUG to give a talk at their monthly meeting, so on Monday night I gave two talks at the University of Newcastle. One focused on “Careers and making the world a better place with Open Source”, which was focused on students primarily and getting them excited about Open Source. The other was “The 40,000 foot view of Open Source in Australia and the world” which was mainly for the LUG, where I spoke about Software Freedom Day, openness, FOSS in Australia/globally and freedom.
It was a fantastic night and many thanks to both Kymberly Cox and Mark Wallis from LOGIN who invited me and arranged everything. Also thanks to the University of Newcastle who gave me a lovely new bright red University of Newcastle jacket, and to LOGIN who gave me a lovely bottle of wine 🙂 I hope it helps get people a little more excited about FOSS and Software Freedom Day in Newcastle. I think events that helps energise LUGs are a good thing.