Google Docks: our place to work
We were really impressed by Google’s building (Google Docks). The atmosphere was really relaxed, with a lot of small places to work, and a very good food at lunch (for free!). The space dedicated to Hackathon was fantastic: on the 11th floor, no offices, and a very very exceptional view on Dublin, all around us. Oh, and a very big terrace… We can’t have any excuses regarding our productivity
Thanks to Guido for the organization and the opportunity to be here!
One of thing that was very interesting was that a lot of people who are doing Open Source software here were paid by -very- big companies (Google, Oracle, Citrix, etc.). We felt very small comparatively, but at the Hackathon, people were not “representing” a company. You’re just a hacker working on a project. In my opinion, that’s the magic of Free and Open Source Software: everyone can contribute, there is no bureaucracy or hierarchy. If your project responds to a need, you’ll have people around you, no matter where you from. We felt the Bazaar model was very present at this event. Continue reading