July 23, 2012

Interview with GUADEC Organizer Emilio J Padrón

Our next interview comes from another member of the local GUADEC organizing team Emilio J Padrón.

Whats your name?
Emilio J. Padrón

Where do you live and/or work?
I both live and work in A Coruña, though I often stay in Ourense as well, my hometown.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Mainly reading. I also love playing (and watching) basketball. What I really-really hate is all kind of computer stuff. The last statement is not true most days. :-)

What is your favorite part of A Coruña (and/or the surrounding area)?
In the city… probably the ‘Paseo marítimo’ (promenade/seaside). In the surrounding area I like ‘O Seixo Branco’, a beatiful place near Mera (a village nearby).

Why did you want to hold GUADEC in A Coruña?
Just for fun! … and also because as a free software zealot I like to help the community in all ways I can.

Have you attended GUADEC in the past? If so, when/where?
Nope. This will be my first GUADEC.

Has organizing GUADEC been fun?
Sure! Anyway, I think ‘the best is yet to come’.

What was the most challenging aspect of organizing GUADEC?
Scale! It is a bunch of people attending the conference.

What are you looking forward to most?
As a member of the local team, I hope everything in GUADEC 2012 works as well as possible. As an attendant I am interested in multiple talks. Besides, I look forward to meeting some interesting people :-)

Any other thoughts on GUADEC this year?
I hope everybody has a nice time in A Coruña.