This year, we held the first ever International Psi Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event was spread out over 2 days, with different venues to keep things interesting. The conference was a big success, with attendees from different countries (including the Netherlands, Belgium, and the U.S.), and the presence of several big companies.
The opening day of the conference took place at ‘Aqui Cal-Mex’ in Campbell. This day included a keynote talk by Steve Pao from Barracuda Networks, talking about the Barracuda IM solutions and open source. Other interesting discussions included possible opportunities for Psi in the embedded market, and how we could surf the Web 3.0 wave.
The second day of the conference was held at ‘The Cheesecake Factory’ in Palo Alto, and mainly consisted of breakout sessions with Justin Karneges and Jason Kim, where we (amongst others) brainstormed about possible future projects based on Psi, discussed the plans for upcoming releases, and talked about how to streamline the interactions with Psi-based projects. The conference ended with the social event: a guided tour of Mineta San José International Airport.
This year’s local chair was Justin Karneges, who provided us with the supplies (notebook, pen, …), eco-friendly transportation, and who carefully picked the venues to provide both good food and a good infrastructure to make the 38ºC (100ºF) heat wave more bearable. Thanks Justin!
Translation: Had lunch with some guys from Barracuda, had dinner with Justin and Jason, took a wrong turn and ended up at the airport, wheather was hot, had jetlag this morning, was bored to death, wrote something.