There’s three events between now and the end of the year that I think is worth blogging about. The first is the rAge expo, happening in Johannesburg from the 29th September to 1st October. It’s a massive gaming event (they’re talking about 1200 people attending this year), as well as an exhibition on the “fun” side of technology. I’ll definitely be on my way there, provided that I can get a ride up with someone else who is going.
The second is BarCamp Durban, happening in November. It’s an informal conference on all things open-source. There’s no charge for attending but there is a catch: you have to be prepared to contribute. I haven’t decided what I’ll be talking about, but I’m thinking about speaking on the IRC server< ->server protocol. Most of the attendees probably know the basics of IRC, hopefully I can give them some interesting information that they may not have known about. I know that jerith is leading up a large contingent from Cape Town, so things could get interesting.
Thirdly, I’ll be jetting off to visit some relatives in Australia come the end of the year. I’m leaving on December 16th and will be returning on December 30th. (At 22:00, ugh!) I’ll be in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. If anyone wants me to bring a kangaroo back home with me, please let me know. I’m not sure how I’ll get it through customs but I’ll make a plan.
Computer update: Graphics card down, PSU to go.