XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 22 September 2012 at 05:30 AM EDT. 6 Comments
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.

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

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.

SUSE has some interesting signs within their restrooms...

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

Keith Packard was tired one night at the bar.

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

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

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.

Konsta Karsisto, another tired X.Org developer.

Egbert Eich is having an interesting time at the bar.

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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