The KDE stall was helped along by Eilidh the booth babe and Kenny the booth boy (photo with me in middle). This was a technical conference so everyone knew what KDE was but people were interested in some of the new applications such as JuK and Kexi. KPlayer, while not part of KDE itself, impressed everyone by being a media player with a useable interface. We also demonstrated the Kolab server to a couple of people interested in using it for their clients. People were asking if t-shirts were on sale but unfortunatly we were unable to get hold of them, many thanks to the KDE League though for supplying t-shirts to wear. Our neighbours on the Debian stall had their usual impressively large turnout, we had to keep an eye on them to stop them spreading onto our stall!
David Faure briefly popped into the conference to talk about KDE Development (slides and a writeup). He talked about Valgrind, kdialog (for creating dialogues for bash scripts), the simplicity of KParts in KDE 3, using DCOP and the new features coming in KDE 3.2. He ran out of time to discuss unsermake (can we finally get rid of automake?!).
Commented on as "the best talk I've been to all weekend" was my own UML, Free Software and Umbrello UML Modeller talk (photo, slides). The plan with Umbrello is to get Free Software developers using UML where it makes sense - to sketch and share program structure ideas and to document current program structure to help new and old developers.
On Saturday evening Maddog, who I had inspired to wear a kilt, gave a talk using a Sgian Dubh as a pointer (photo) on automated piano players. Apparently the music industry of the time complained of being put out of business by these playerless pianos.
It was a fun and useful event, thanks to UKUUG and my brother for making it happen. It would have been good to be more organised and have some posters and handouts for the stall but I'll get that right for next year.