Hello from Bangalore! Just got back to my lodgings after the first day of FOSS.in! I still have lots of pictures and stuff to upload, but here are a couple of videos I took yesterday of the scenery in Bangalore. I have to say the traffic here is amazing; there doesn’t seem to be any conformance to the lines in the road, you have rickshaws and bicyclists and pedestrians and scooters and trucks and bikes and full-size cars (sometimes dogs, cows, and monkeys too) alike all sharing the road with what seem to be few traffic signals, but somehow it all just works and I haven’t seen an accident yet. It still kind of freaks me out how sometimes we’ll appear to be on a highway ramp and there are people just calmly walking up and down the ramp as if nothing unusual is going on!
- Here’s a video that shows the traffic.
- And here’s a video that shows some of the scenery out the window of the car.
I have to say this conference seems very well-organized and the accommodations I am in are very nice and comfortable – a nice place to go to relax after a long day. The FOSS.in organizers take great care of their speakers!
More to come soon.