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XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

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Published on 22 September 2012 05:30 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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For those not partaking in the XDC2012 Franconian beer hike today or at Oktoberfest in Munich, here's the annual Phoronix caption contest for the X.Org Developers' Conference.

After talking with some attendees this week for XDC, it was decided to make an annual event out of the caption contest that began at XDC Chicago. If you missed last year's XDC2011 caption contest, the few photos are still available.

For the XDC2012 photos, post your captions using the forum / comments thread at the end of this article. This is just all in good fun for Phoronix readers to highlight some of the more awkward photos from this week in Nürnberg at the SUSE headquarters.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

The week began with a "warm-up event" of Bavarian/Franconian beer and food a day before XDC2012 officially started.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

This was the beer that the X.Org developers consumed during the first day of the event. Phoronix sponsored the beer for the duration of the three-day event.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

SUSE has some interesting signs within their restrooms...

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Luc Verhaegen may be adversely known amongst X.Org developers, but he does have a rubber ducky attached to his bicycle.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Keith Packard was tired one night at the bar.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Intel's Ian Romanick, Eric Anholt, and Oliver McFadden are meanwhile amused by something during a traditional Franconian meal.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Kristian Høgsberg suffered from a segmentation fault during a Wayland demo.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Afterwards, Kristian was among many X.Org developers that were very exhausted from the three-day event and plenty of enjoyment of the Bavarian/Franconian beverages.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Konsta Karsisto, another tired X.Org developer.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Egbert Eich is having an interesting time at the bar.

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

And in showing that this is just all about good fun, here's what Oliver McFadden by chance happened to capture as my "death stare" while at a local bar on one of the evenings.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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