Exciting times

Posted on June 24, 2006, under apache, general.

So, Apachecon Europe 2006 is upon us. It’s been a somewhat hectic time preparing for it, but it looks like it’s going to be totally worth it. We’re going to have several hundred Apache developers and enthusiasts in the Burlington during the week.

The keynotes are going to be great too, we have Canonical and Ubuntu’s Mark Shuttleworth to give the opening plenary, and – somewhat unusually – we’re going to have Microsoft Ireland’s Robert Burke delivering a sponsored keynote on Microsoft Atlas, their AJAX framework (which is permissively licenced).

There’s going to be a hackathon, and a docathon too, which Noirin is particularly looking forward to helping with. Sun are very kindly sponsoring Noirin to be at the Con, and are putting her up in the hotel, so I’ll be staying with her, despite only living about 10 minutes walk away. Now that’s lazy!

It’s not too late to register for the con, and if you’re based in Ireland, you can still just turn up as late as the Wednesday or Thursday and pay there and then. If you havn’t been to an Apachecon before, keep an eye on the wiki for the KeySigning event, as that’s one of the best ways to get to know people (it’s what I did!).

Some shoes

On a completely unrelated note, a new Lidl opened right around the corner from my parents’ house, where I grew up. As usual, it’s got some cool deals, and I bought some shoes. Normally I dislike shoe shopping, to the point where my last two pairs have been bought online. But the lidl shoes are great, really comfortable and they seem durable and well made. Best of all, they cost me a mere €12.99!

2 Replies to "Exciting times"


Johnny K  on June 24, 2006

Do you know where the shoes are made Colm? Knowing Lidl they probably come from some unregulated sweat shop in south east asia, but I’d love to be surprised.


colmmacc  on June 25, 2006

Hmmm, I cut off the tag and have since thrown it out, but I’ll buy another pair and find out.

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