This weekend I was able to join what I expect will be the 1st annual Open Source North conference. I gave a talk on Using Open Source to Transform Your Organization. I wasn’t able to stay for the entire day but the event was very well run, good lineup of speakers and very good attendance as well.
I’m hoping they plan to organize this again next year, I can definitely see this growing into a substantial event.
We went to the 2015 Minnesota Air Spectacular today in Mankato and had a great time watching 5 hours of air performances. It was a little hot and we were in the sun the whole time but it was still awesome. Here are some of my pictures from the day.
The weather was absolutely perfect for a day at the Edina Art Fair!
Yesterday was an absolutely great MinneBar event. I lugged the big camera around to get some shots. I didn’t get that many because I presented for the first three sessions. I got some good shots from the kick-off and a handful of others.
I got the privilege of kicking off and introducing Ben and Luke this morning at MinneBar 6. I snapped a quick panorama of the crowd. About 1,000 people!
What a great event!
Here is a shot of the scene while the New Standards performed at the Lantern Festival.
This was taken with You Gotta See This! on my iPhone 4.
One of our favorite bands, The New Standards, announced they were playing at the Lantern Festival Gala for Yinghua Academy.
Yinghua is a Chinese immersion school in Minneapolis and we have a few friends that send their kids to the school. We’ve heard nothing but good things. Tammy picked up tickets so we could support a good school and get to see a relatively small and intimate performance by The New Standards.
It was a really good show.
My buddy Ira grabbed a photo of me with my spiffy MacBook Air at Minnedemo January 2011.
View from the balcony of Minnedemo January 2011!
Today my brother-in-law Hector and I went to the Riverview Theater to check out the US v. Ghana game in the World Cup. I was excited to watch the game and hopeful that the US would get past the round of 16 for the first time. Luckily Hector got there 30 minutes early or we would have been out of the luck. The place was packed.
It’s hard to see the people but there wasn’t an empty seat in the place. People were really into the game. After Ghana took an early lead the room was filled with energy when Donovan took his penalty kick and scored to tie the game. I grabbed 30 seconds of the screaming and yelling at that kick.
The game was on another continent, but at that moment, and many other moments, it felt like we were only a bit off the pitch. What a great game, even though we lost.