For me this event was definitely a huge success since it was my first openSUSE
Conference and by simply giving me the possibility to get to know the people
behind all those IRC nicks and mail addresses, which is in my opinion very
important for newcomers like me, it just scored.
Of course that isn't all, there were very interesting talks, workshops and many hallway conversations. I'll give a list of those I attended with links to the recordings at the end.
Even though it was a succesfull event for me I can see why some people differ on that point, for example it was somewhat unfortunate to only have two board members there since the Conference is supposed to be the Communities main event so the presence of those guys should be out of question.
At this point I'll point at Richard Brown's review since he already gives a really good list of what went well and what not so much.
Travel SupportThe openSUSE Travel Support Programm is a really great initiative to help people with small budget to be able to attend all kinds of FOSS events as long as they are related to openSUSE.
I've been one of the people that were sposored for oSC12 and seeing how many people, especially ambassadors, didn't come I think either it isn't promoted enough yet or there are many ambassadors that are simply inactive. Both of these theories are already adressed by Izabel and Kostas and I want to thank both of them for enabling me to have a lot of fun in Prague even though I've applied late for sponsorship.
Right now I can't think of anything that is left to say except: If you missed it, go to YouTube where you can find recordings of most of the talks.
Talks I attended
- Building RPMs for starters by Henne Vogelsang, available as Screencast
- ownCloud under the Hood by Klaas Freitag, he talked about some of the technologies that make ownCloud work
- Use the openSUSE buildservice for embedded projects by Karsten Keil
- AppArmor crash course and workshop by Christian Boltz, showing the basic tools to enable Apparmor for different programs and services as well as how to create and edit an Apparmor-Profile
- openSUSE Jeopardy by Christian Boltz, having a lot of fun ;-)
- Lightning Talks
- openSUSE Project meeting
- The openSUSE Travel Support Program by Izabel Valverde
- Ambassadors 2.0 by Kostas Koudaras
- Nonverbal communication at the booth by Efstathios Iosifidis
- House cleaning is necessary - Package Maintainers Step up by Robert Schweikert
- systemd, dracut and openSUSE: where are we, what is missing, what do we plan for the future? by Frederic Crozat
- oSC13 The Spirit and the City by Kostas Koudaras