A few days ago I got back from the cheerful Danish city of Aarhus. I was there to participate and present at the LibreOffice Conference of this year.
My talk was one of the ten ones for the GSoC panel where students would discuss their work from the Summer (for more info about mine you can read it here on this blog).
Besides the GSoC panel (and, of course, a ton of coffee) the conference offers a great variety of talks on any the most disparate aspects of LibreOffice.
A miriad contributors explained what was wrong and got fixed during the last year, features that used to be dreams and now are not anymore, future dreams and issues to work on soon.
Other talks were less development-oriented: from LibreItalia showed how the Italian army and several Italian towns' administrations are switching to LibreOffice to a presentation on the importance and the state of vertical writing features for Japanese LibreOffice users (and not only).
The talks are a great opportunity to learn about the general architecture of the (humongous) project and its recent changes. However, the best part of the conference is the hanging out. From sharing streams of coffee during breaks and beers at nights to a bunch of coding at the HackFest.
Looking forward to be there next year.