Penguicon 6.0 -- Penguins in Space!

BONUS: Video interview with Benjamin Mako Hill, and bragging rights if you can identify the birds twittering in the background...

A couple weeks back, I headed down to Penguicon 6.0. It's a Linux convention, but also a Science Fiction convention. Really, it's like a geeky version of, "Hey your chocolate is in my peanut butter."

My intention at the time was to record lots and lots of footage, so Linux Journal readers could get a real feel for the con, from the comfort of their local Internet feed. As it turns out, although I was willing to be on camera, that wasn't the case with most people. Here is a very short glimpse of Penguicon 2008:

I also had the privledge of interviewing Benjamin Mako Hill, who was at Penguicon representing the FSF and the OLPC. The con was so busy, we had to go outside for the interview, and unfortunately, my camera was amazing at recording traffic noise, and not so great at recording voices. I can only assure you the audio is much better than the original cut, but it's still far from great. (NOTE: Special thanks to Ryan Busch for being my camera man. The audio problem isn't his fault at all.)

So that's it for Penguicon 2008. Maybe next year, I'll either get more video footage, or at the very least set my expectations lower. I'll be there, however, so if you're planning to go to Penguicon 2009 -- be sure to look me up!

Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.

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