###The ROSSConf project, or: helping Open Source help Open Source
Last April Saturday ROSSConf Vienna took place. Sixty registered participants, some loose canons, 5 projects, 6 maintainers, 8-ish team members, 1 baby all in one coworking space. Here's what happened.
####In the beginning October last year, at arrrrcamp, I came up with the concept for ROSSConf. Having attended 1001 tech conferences (I haven't kept count) I concluded that I'm always missing something. I found myself listening to a talk and wishing I could contribute to the project discussed but the internet connection wasn't sufficient for cloning the repo, nor was there time to hack on the project as the next talk was about to start. And, I figured, I'd need some time to get into the project and the contributing etiquette before being able to contribute.