Linux Days are usually pretty well attended, but we broke all our records with the recent Waltham Linux Day event! It was held in the awesome Forefront Center at 404 Wyman Road, downstairs from Novell’s corporate HQ in Waltham MA. There were 110+ attendees, the room was packed, with only a few scattered seats open here and there.

Linux Day Waltham

The attendee list was a who’s who of the industry, including several journalists/bloggers and even John “Maddog” Hall, who among other things runs Linux International. We kicked off with a quick word from our partners at Mainline Information Systems and a round of introductions to the crew who put on Linux Days, then a guest appearance by Paul Brown, the sales executive who manages the sales side of the Microsoft/Novell relationship. Paul gave a great overview of the agreement and answered several pointed but thought-provoking questions from the crowd.

We quickly got down to the main topics for the day, broken up into sections that build upon the other, starting with an overview of Server, Desktop, Security, Virtualization and ending up with a layout of our training options.

At noon we broke out into lunch (provided by Novell and Mainline) and had some excellent food and great discussion about the various areas of expertise that Mainline has to offer, each practice group had a table or set of tables and lunch was very well-attended.

Many thanks to all who came, and if you can make it to any of our events, please come up and say hello to the speaker(s), we’re always glad to meet you and answer any questions.

Ross

P.S. One of the bloggers in the crowd has posted the first installment of his experience.

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