Phoronix Oslo Summer 2011 Meet-Up Recap

Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 31 July 2011 at 04:24 AM EDT. Add A Comment
On Friday was a small Phoronix Oslo meet-up that took place in Akker Brygge, Oslo, Norway.

This meet-up was organized with little time in advance, as it took place just one week following the Oslo terrorist attack. Thanks to those that showed up at the event, which was held at Lekter'n.

Deserving of many thanks is Phoronix reader "Del_", who decided to pick-up the entire tab of the event. Not only did he pay for all of the food and alcohol at the Lekter'n, but as well for the after-party that took place at Oslo's Beer Palace and the drinks after that at a bar on Karl Johans Gate, prior to a security snafu where I was ultimately ejected for drinking a coffee near the street...

It was a very good evening overall. As said by the Norwegian, "Thanks for a fantastic evening. I haven't had a hangover this bad in years."

As anyone who has been to Norway knows, alcohol prices are particularly nasty here and among the worst in the world. As such, due to Del_'s generosity, he has earned himself a life-time subscription to Phoronix Premium. Skål!

I will be in Oslo through Friday, for any other Norwegian Phoronix readers that may be interested in meeting up.

After the time in Oslo, it's on to Berlin for the 2011 Desktop Summit at Humboldt University. Contact me or find me using Twitter.

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