Some people really dislike winter, but it's a season I've always enjoyed. I like cold weather and I would take snow over rain any day. That said, I have my limits too; the weather in Montréal last weekend was downright extreme. Weather forecast said it was the first time in a hundred years we had a violent snow storm and temperatures under -20°C at the same time. With the wind, the apparent temperature was around -35°C. Brrrr...
Sadly for us, the Montreal Bug Squashing Party was also taking place that weekend. I have to say I was worried people wouldn't show up, but we ended up being fourteen on Saturday and eight on Sunday!
On Saturday morning, I arrived pretty early, bootstrapped networking and installed an apt proxy. Turns out it's surprisingly easy to setup. Anarcat then gave a quick "BSP 101" workshop and we started to work on fixing bugs.
On Sunday Anarcat gave another workshop, "Packaging 101" this time. Even though I've been there the last 3 times he gave that workshop, it was the first time I had time to attend it. Debian packaging is now much clearer for me!
All and all, we did some pretty good work and closed a bunch of bugs. I even updated a package to a new version (my very first upload in Debian)!
Many thanks to the fabulous people at Eastern Bloc and to the Debian project for feeding us!