UCubed 2011 Report

UCubed 2011 was a big success, and we have YOU to thank!
The range of talks was impressive, as was the attendees enthusiasm for taking part.

Dan Lynch’s keynote was particularly well received, generating a follow on discussion led by Ian Forrester.
Jon Chamberlain’s talk on editing video using Linux was interesting, highlighting a few key mistakes made by keen amateur editors. but more importantly advising us that the video must tell a story.
Other than Dan’s keynote, the two other big draws were Dave Gilbert’s talk on Vi, and Robie Basak’s talk on debian packaging.

Blackpool LUG were present, and ran a Debian Demo Area, showcasing the various Debian distributions that are available. Tony, Heeed and Arran ran the area, with Aijaz providing support and advice

The raffle and sale of refreshments generated £100 for Madlab who provided the venue free of charge. So thanks to everyone for helping us generate so much money, that has gone to a great cause.

Speaking of the raffle, we had some great prizes!

  • An iPhone…from the £1 shop
  • T-Shirts, caps and book kindly donated by Canonical
  • Madlab T-Shirts
  • Two books donated by Michael Dorrington, from Manchester Free Software
  • A high tech PC cooling device
  • And the special prize, a Dell SX260 Small Form Factor PC, donated by Tony Hughes from Blackpool LUG

All the freebies went, which were kindly donated by

My thanks to the above companies for providing us with the freebies.

And lastly, my thanks to this long list of hard working, fast talking geeks, tech heads, and all round good guys and gals. Without them, this event would not have been possible.

  • Jon “The Nice Guy” Spriggs
  • Mike “Heeed” Rimicans
  • Bob “Parag0n” Clough
  • Dan Lynch
  • Anna Morris
  • Charlie Owen
  • Mike Dorrington
  • Simon Ward
  • Arran Gallagher
  • Tony Hughes
  • Aijaz Mohammad
  • Robie Basak
  • All of the attendees

To see the photos of the event, please see the link http://www.flickr.com/groups/1687774@N22/pool/with/5589372498/

Written by Les Pounder

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