At about 8:30 into this video, you’ll see a great lightning talk: PyCon 2011: Friday Afternoon Lightning Talks
It struck me on several levels. It was told by an excellent straight man. It had a great story. It was gently deprecating. In short it was very entertaining.
But beyond that, it also highlighted one of the core philosophies of open source that sometimes gets lost in mailing list threads about user base and popularity. Open source is powered by people wanting to scratch their own itches. Having a popular product is fun but people will work on something that only has a small amount of users as long as it is a good base for them to do what they want.
Toshio, if you are talking about the tiling window manager talk, that is my friend Matt Harrison. He lives here in Bountiful, Utah and we meet every month at Utah Python (he’s usually there, I’m not always)
Anyway, thanks for the link!
Excellent! The next time you see him, let him know how much I liked it!
Do you happen to know the sources for his statistics?
I love them! Really a nice presentation.
As far as I know, the statistics were just tongue-in-cheek (made up for the humor value).
Pingou- I actually talked to Hillary Mason and she gave me access to bit.ly’s data. ;P
Toshio- Thanks for the props 🙂