openSUSE Conference 2018

openSUSE Conference 2018

Article from Issue 213/2018

The openSUSE community assembles in Prague.

Prague is like the second headquarters of the openSUSE community. After Nuremberg, which is home to SUSE's headquarters, Prague has the largest openSUSE developer base. No surprise that this year's openSUSE conference was organized in the capital of Czech Republic. OpenSUSE PR manager Douglas DeMaio told me last year that he secretly wanted the next conference in Prague so he could get a break from organizing it. But when I landed in Prague, I saw him running around, sweating in the cold weather of the region, helping the community. Once you are part of a friendly open source community, there are no excuses: Everyone pitches in.

I had been at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Canada, and I cut my trip short to fly directly to Prague to cover the conference and meet my friends from the openSUSE community. I was extremely jet lagged, but the moment I stepped into the venue, I found myself reinvigorated as I greeted friends I have known for many years.


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