The first Freenode #live conference happened on the weekend just passed (28th and 29th of October), and it was awesome but exhausting.

I met up with many people, some who I'd met at previous events like the recent GNU Hackers Meeting and others who I'd not met before.

The speaker events, both the cheese and open bar in a pub on the Friday, and the formal dinner on the Saturday were very enjoyable with lots of interesting conversation.

I gave a talk on Guix, (view the slides). As always, while I submitted the proposal a while in advance, I was editing the notes right up until Sunday morning.

Source for the slides

The freenode staff did an awesome job organising the event, and what they pulled off was incredible given the ticket costs. I'm guessing this was due to the generous sponsorship.

All in all, I'm hoping to attend next year!