Video camera captures
I captured a few stills from the video footage I took. You’ll find find them at the link below.
Saturday, 29 January 2000
Summary: After our connecting flight out of Atlanta was cancelled due to severe winter weather, Delta moved us to a direct flight into Newark International, getting us to New York City three hours early (and avoiding Atlanta during Super Bowl weekend altogether). After checking into our hotel, we did some sightseeing.
Sunday, 30 January 2000
Summary: We slept in until 11 or so (stayed up late) and then headed to the Blue Note club for some live jazz and brunch. Then we walked to the World Trade Center and visited the Top of the World indoor observation area on the 107th floor. This was followed by a pure Italian dinner at Ray's Real Pizza. It snowed and poured freezing rain Sunday night.
Monday, 31 January 2000
Summary: After Sunday's storm, Monday was clear, but cold and windy. We visited the Empire State Building, but taking your gloves off while on the observation deck felt like the skin on your hand was going to fall off. We also walked through Little Italy, Little China, and the downtown financial district.
Tuesday, 1 February 2000
Summary: The conference tutorial sessions start today, but we didn't register for any of them. Instead, we visited the Staten Island Ferry and Grand Central Station.
Wednesday, 2 February 2000
Summary: The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo begins with Linus Torvalds' keynote address. The expo opens with hundreds of exhibitors. The day ends with a big-bang party thrown by the show sponsors.
Thursday, 3 February 2000
Summary: We had to change hotels on this day which meant missing some of the conference to move our bags from the Marriot Marque to the Fitzpatrick Manhattan. Nontheless, we caught some good sessions. Chadd caught Bruce Perens in the morning. We both caught Eric Raymond and the Gimp folks. We also caught Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger's (of IBM) keynote.
Friday, 4 February 2000
Summary: Friday was a short day for us because we had to catch a 2:00 plane out of La Guardia to Atlanta. We did catch Bob Young -- CEO of Red Hat -- during his "How to make money with open source software" presentation in the morning. The flights to Atlanta and then to Salt Lake City were good flights and we arrived in SLC at 7:30 p.m.