Akademy approacheth!

Cool, the bits for Akademy fell into place at just the right time, almost everything is set, just gotta pack and buy a few essentials, and do a bit of itinerarying!

I was kinda hoping that I could turn Akademy into a bit of a mini-vacation of my own; after Akademy visit some friends who won’t be attending, friends that I have known way back in the PalmOS days, some of the first people I met online. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that will pan out. With any luck I will be able to visit one of my friends currently in Kalmar, Sweden, which will be awesome πŸ™‚

I’m flying in to Sweden on the 29th, where I will hopefully have a day to kill with a bus ride from Stockholm to Kalmar, and then taking a ferry with Inge Wallin, Chani Armitage, and … someone who I keep forgetting, and arriving in Tampere on Friday the 2nd (1st? 30th?… I nearly got that wrong three times!). Please forgive me, whomever you are, I’ll not forget it again I promise! πŸ˜‰ I’ll be staying with most of the fellow Gearheads at TOAS, and will hopefully be sporting a custom KDE shirt by then to make you all jealous >:)

Oh, and I remembered today that I have a BoF/Workshop (depending on the mood) scheduled for 9:30 on Thursday in Area 2, for anyone who is interested in adding a Plasma dashboard to their application (A.K.A, my GSoC project). It’ll more or less be "see what Ryan needs to add to the dashboard so that you can fully take advantage of it" session than anything else, most likely.

After Akademy, a ferry back to Stockholm. This is when things get interesting; if anyone in Stockholm wants to idle with me between the 10th and 13th either drop me a line, or leave a comment here. πŸ™‚ I plan on visiting the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology (thanks for the suggestion Sho_!) on one of those days, and need something to do on the other half or so that I will have to kill. Drop a comment if you have any other ideas πŸ™‚ Also, good recommendations on a hostel to stay at in Stockholm. I was looking at this one, but I’m not overtly sure what to look for. πŸ™‚

Goodness, this is exciting πŸ™‚ And now I have an itinerary so that I stop forgetting πŸ˜‰ See ya in Finland!

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~ by Ryan Rix on 18 June 2010.

9 Responses to “Akademy approacheth!”

  1. Hey,

    I’m not making it to Stockholm this year, but spent a week working there last year. I stayed at http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Castanea-Old-Town-Hostel/Stockholm/18034 which was very nice/modern and right in the old town, however it’s (very small) private rooms and not really a party hostel – but I was working so that suited me fine.

    As for other ideas, have a wander around the old town and on to the grassy island to the east. A little boat trip out around the archipelago is also well worthwhile.

  2. Dude! I look forward to a hug πŸ˜‰

  3. Ah, I remember ferry from GCDS (Tenerife to Las Palmas) and never more πŸ™‚ Looking the whole trip on sick bag ;-)))) But still the trip this year – from Brno to Prague by bus, then to Tampere with two connections – Warsaw and Helsinki. But it’s going to be fun, I’m going together with Lukas Tvrdy (a Krita developer), he’s visiting me (and Red Hat) in Brno. Two weeks!

    • I’m bringing lots of seasickness medication, hopefully it works πŸ™‚ Lukas is a pretty cool guy, I hear πŸ™‚

  4. If you like museums I can recommend this one:
    Download http://www.nrm.se/en/menu/visitthemuseum/exhibitions/thehumanjourney/audioguide.5719_en.html beforehand, it really does enhance the experience.

    You have to go to central Stockholm and just go for a walk along the water. It’s pretty!

    Also, Skansen is very nice. It’s an open air museum and zoo, just a few minutes by tram or bus (or a nice walk) from the city centre.

    Can’t really say anything about hostels, though.

  5. Have Phun! friends who are going to akademy 2010 :).
    I wont be there 😦 but i wish i would next time πŸ™‚

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