Last week I attended DebConf14 in Portland, Oregon. As usual the conference was a blur, with lots of talks, lots of new people, and lots of old friends. The organizers tried to do something different this year, with a longer conference (9 days instead of a week) and some dedicated hack time, instead of a pre-DebConf "DebCamp" week. That worked quite well for me, as it meant the schedule was not quite so full with talks, and even though I didn't really get any hacking done, it felt a bit more relaxed and allowed some more hallway track discussions.

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On the talks side, the keynotes from Zack and Biella provided some interesting thoughts. Some nice progress was made on making package builds reproducible.

I gave two talks: an introduction to salt (odp),

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and a report on the Debian jessie release progress (pdf).

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And as usual all talks were streamed live and recorded, and many are already available thanks to the awesome DebConf video team. Also for a change, and because I'm a sucker for punishment, I came back with more stuff to do.

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