Since 2012, when I was elected president of HrOpen, I have almost continuously been putting in effort to organize and push projects in Croatian Linux, open source and free software community. It has been my privilege to meet awesome people as a reward for volunteering, but also make business connections with people who value responsibility in technology.
This year isn’t any different. I’m proud to announce another awesome DORS/CLUC conference, prepared by the awesome team, made possible by our awesome partners and sponsors (check the conference website for more info), and most importantly, by the awesome contributions of our speakers!
Two weeks ago, with a couple of colleagues, I made a trip to Cavtat, a small town near Dubrovnik, where the ITI 2011 conference was held. The conference was nice and my talk for the paper “Nested componentization for advanced Web portal solutions” went fine. Most notable occurrences were the keynote by Richard D. De Veaux titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Mining – and How to Avoid Them” and a workshop on presentation skills by George S. Nezlek. And of course my own appearance, which was the reason, no doubt, the conference room got filled to the last seat. Nezlek’s workshop didn’t introduce nothing really out of the ordinary or more than common sense would drive someone to try at the presentation (or not to try), but it was a set of really good and structured advice on how to perform and create presentations that no one else before him gave. Also, the man was an example of what’s a good presentation performance.
But, of course, more interesting than the conference were a few days before and after it, which we used to explore the Dubrovnik surrounding area. Read on…