Due to some things falling into place, I had an opportunity to attend the first two days of last week’s Ubuntu Developer Summit in beautiful Barcelona. Somehow, I had never managed to attend a Debian conference either, so it was good to meet a few of the old Debian hands now moving Ubuntu along, as well as a few of the Ubuntu folks. I also gave a short presentation on R in Debian / Ubuntu and the plans for the upcoming Ubuntu release. More on that another time.
All told, a well-organised conference in a nice setting — two stone throws from the legendary Camp Nou. Unfortunately, I had to leave by Wednesday so I missed what was undoubtedly quite a scene in Barcelona following Barca’s dismantling of Man U in this year’s Champions League final.