Like for the Mozilla 1.0 parties some time ago, I created a site to register Firefox 1.0 parties: http://www.openforce.at/mozparty2/ (site dead). It was a great success: The site was linked on mozilla.org, spreadfirefox.com and many online news-sites like Heise.de and ORF.at covered it. More than 8000 People registered in 380 parties – there even was a real (!) party planned on a research station on the South Pole).
Of course I organized a Release Party myself: Relase It (2). About 30 people showed up and we even printed T-Shirts – great fun ;) Of course there are photos.
This year I went backpacking to India. In 7 weeks I traveled about 5000km by train: From New Delhi to Varanasi, to Darjeeling, Kolkata (Calcutta), Puri, Chennai (Madras), Kanyakuman, Bangalore, Goa and Mumbai (Bombay) and many other places. Fortunately Indians speak English, so I wasn’t lost that much. Highlights of my traveling were passing by an elephant right in the city center of Dehli, an invitation to a real Hindi marriage, the beautiful mountains of Darjeeling, the Bars of Bangalore, Beaches of Goa, Mumbai and and and. Have a look at the photos! – maybe you can spot the elephant, which i tried to picture out of my auto rickshaw :)
This year my friend Jean-Philipp and I went to the CeBit in Hannover. We stayed for two days in Hamburg and drove to the Exhibition the second day. It was a cool weekend trip – In Hamburg we also visited the famous Reeper Bahn. Here are the pictures:
This holidays Andreas, Andy and me went to Eastern Europe: Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Turkey – visiting our eastern neighbors. In Bulgaria we learned a bit Cyrillic and visited the Black-Sea coast, in Poland beer was very good and cheap, Romania had the best Discos, Slovakia offered very interesting youth hostels and shopping on the Grand Bazaar in Turkey was quite an experience. Take the photo tour: