Credits for OpenExpo 2008 Bern
Saturday March 15th 2008, 20:38h
Filed under: FLOSS

Alan Cox speaking to a full room of people at OpenExpo 2008 Bern

A great week just passed: With over 1200 ticket orders we doubled the number of visitors at OpenExpo 2008 in Bern compared to half a year ago in Zurich. Also the speech of Alan Cox was a great highlight - Emanuel just uploaded the video casting:

Thus a GREAT THANK YOU to everybody who contributed to this event:
- Sponsors IBM, Liip, Puzzle, Optaros and
- All firm and project exhibitors
- All 51 speakers in the Business, Government and Technology Tracks
- Dozens of volunteers supporting the Linux newbies at the Install Zone

Especially I’m thankful for the great help of the following individuals (in alphabetical order):
- Marcus Dapp of ETH Zurich who lead the Jungle Tours through the project exhibition and stepped in for two missing speakers
- Mario Fux of University of Zurich who gathered informative feedback from participants
- Andreas Heer of tuxnews who wrote an expressive press release of the event
- Emanuel Indermühle of University of Bern who recorded, cut and uploaded the videos with OSS tools
- Peter Jäger of ETH Zurich who shot great photos, offered his professional video equipment for free and helped out in many other things
- Martin Michel from BEA expo who sponsored the infrastructure for the Install Zone
- Lorenz Schori of Openwireless who tried hard making the mesh wifi running (next time it’ll work ;)
- Stefan Sicher who designed the nice OpenExpo booklet and website
- Wolfgang Tietz of ISB who moderated the Government Track
- Markus Tschannen of Puzzle who did an extraordinary job managing the hugely successful Linux Install Zone
- Patrik Tschudin of DRS 2 who lead the panel discussion
- Tonio Zemp of University of Bern who managed the presentations

And last but not least the core group:
- Cyrill Schmid of topsoft who sponsors OpenExpo since two years with his pocket money
- Matthias Günter of IGE who organized the project exhibition, organized hotels for speakers in an overbooked city and did thousands of other things
- Hannes Gassert of Liip who coordinated the firm exhibition, helped for the social event, organized the Wifi team and is now relaxing in Paris (lucky guy ;)

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Greetings from Paris - and thank you too a thousand times, you did a terrific job! Great pleasure to work with you!

Comment by Hannes Gassert 03.15.08 @ 23:45h

Thanks to you for the most important and (once again) greatest event for Free Software in Switzerland.

Comment by Markus Tschannen 03.16.08 @ 21:31h

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