Showing up at this year's Camp KDE feels a bit weird. First of all, because I do not need to travel at all since I already moved to San Diego some time ago. In addition to that, while I was still with Nokia (Qt), usually I could only attend conferences only if I have something to present. It is a great relief not to worry about my own talks and just enjoy the event.
The keynote was from Professor Bourne, he had a presentation about open access to data, in particular in the field of science (in his example, pharmaceutical sciences), such as the initiatives with protein databank, Public Library of Science, SciVee. I fully agree with his opinions in this matter, especially since they resemble some of my observations when I was doing my graduate research years ago. In particular, "publish or perish" could potentially destroy the sharing spirit of researches. I do believe that competition is good, but I also do strongly believe that science is about sharing.
I hope more people will show up tomorrow. The sunset here is so fantastic, you just have to experience it yourself.
To be continued (to day 2).