LugRadio Live USA

The LugRadio show was pretty cool. There weren’t quite as many people there as I was expecting, but those that did show up were quite interesting. The exhibitors were pretty diverse as well.

OpenSUSE was represented by Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier who I had not seen in awhile, so that was nice, and I got a really cool Banshee T-shirt.

The OpenNMS booth was near Mitch Altman’s table. Mitch co-founded 3Ware as well as inventing both the TV-B-Gone and The Brain Machine, among other things. It was fun to watch people try out the latter.

The Brain Machine
Trying out the Brain Machine

We were next to the Frets on Fire table. This is a Guitar Hero-like game that is 100% open source, and the demo was pretty popular.

Frets on Fire
LugRadio’s Jono Bacon and Erica Brescia, CEO of BitRock

It was also nice to see Jason Aras (OGP) again. He’s working at imeem and he stopped by both days. On Saturday we all went off to Dimaggios for some of the best steaks in the city. It was our own little OpenNMS Rat Pack.

The Rat Pack
Jeff, David, me and Jason