Contributed by maxime on from the colder-than-Condoleezza-Rice-in-an-ice-bath dept.
Murray Stokely and Will Backman wrote in separately with news and updates about DCBSDCon 2009. Murray announced the availability of the conference videos on YouTube:
Thanks to Jason Dixon and Will Backman, the first 8 videos from the first DCBSDCon are now available in the BSDConferences YouTube channel. See the original announcement here. The audio quality for these is better than many of the previous conference videos because Jason was able to sync the audio with a direct recording from the podium taken by Will. These videos were also made with pure open source tools such as avidemux, mplayer/mencoder and audacity.
Will gave us his thoughts on the event:
What the video and audio doesn't show you is the hard work and excellent atmosphere at the conference. Washington D.C. is a great city to visit with plenty of sights to see, free museums, and diverse restaurants. February can be cold, but we were lucky to have sunny skies, which made our various excursions outside the massive conference center quite pleasant. DCBSDCon was nestled among various other events in the Marriott Wardman, and it was fun to watch random people from adjacent events wander through the vendor tables and strike up conversations with BSD enthusiasts.
Along with vendor tables outside the lecture room, there was also the more subdued "phrack room" with food and beverages and tables for people to game or just relax. Thursday evening included a social event at a local pub, which was a good opportunity to have a few beverages and spend some time with the speakers and other attendees.
The conference was well organized, attracted excellent speakers, and I look forward to attending the next one. My only regret was being unable to extend my stay in order to attend ShmooCon.
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