As I left Linaro I am not at Linaro Connect in Dublin, Ireland. But decided to access at least keynotes (which were always interesting) and probably also some sessions.
[George Grey introduction speech](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ6Kp8R5aow) was fine. Number, standard Linaro information (what it is, how many people etc). Worth watching if you want some updates but may be skipped.
Then [James Bottomley from Parallels](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nSh8CfDpb0) spoke about server side of computing. Unix, Windows NT, Linux, Itanium, AMD64/x86-64, Atom, 64-bit ARM are good keywords for his presentation. I liked few things:
– Itanium iceberg description (why IA64 was disaster without IA32 compatibility)
– Atom contra ARM “power fight” (hard to tell which one will be better for servers when it comes to energy use)
– mentioning of Blackadder (I know what it is but never watched more then one episode)
There were some issues with bandwidth so there are few moments in video where audio/video stops and you get group photo from previous Linaro Connect instead. But this is “normal” on first day and I hope that will get fixed by network team.
There are few sessions today which I plan to take a look. ARMv8 Status one and the one about Linux scheduler.