Droidcon and Linuxtag 2014

Droidcon Linuxtag 2014

I’m back from Droidcon 2014 in Berlin which has been combined with Linuxtag and re:publica. So I was able to listen to talks of those as well. Last time I’ve been to Droidcon was in 2011 and in my opinion it has not changed for the better. Almost all lectures were dominated by product placement strategies and the hacker spirit from 3 years ago was mostly gone. Even during key notes I have seen people on the stage reading their speech from a paper – in bad English. My impression was that the Linuxtag lectures were mostly much better and a positive example was the lively session held by Bernd Erk from Netways about logstash (see photo). So will I be back next year? Hm… I don’t know, well at least the coffee was good…