I arrived yesterday in Tampere, Finland for Akademy 2010. The travel went amazingly smoothly and I have even managed to my way around the town without much fuss. (I'm usually quite good at getting mildly lost in new cities, which I try and treat as an opportunity to discover things I wouldn't otherwise. :) Lots of KDE and F/OSS people are here already and the "day 0" hugs, visits, beer and food was excellent. My presentation slides are ready for tomorrow, though I want to go through my speaking notes one more time (and probably copy them over to fresh paper as they've become a bit of an edit-mess). So everything seems to be going very smoothly so far. I'm about to leave the hotel for the Uni where the first day of the conference proceedings will commend in ~90 minutes. The opening keynote talk is about MeeGo, and is being given by the Director of MeeGo Software in Nokia. I can't think of a better way to kick this whole thing off, and am really looking forward to the full day's worth of presentations and hallway meetings.
As the days go on, I expect there to a steady stream of news and updates to share. I'll try to augment the news that appears on The Dot with updates both here on my blog as well as as on my identi.ca stream where I'll hopefully be able to "live blog" the presentations.