Take a well known FLOSS friendly hotel located in the German region of Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Take a bunch of nasty Release Critical bugs affecting the next Debian stable release.

Add a dozen of Debian Developers and contributors (allocating slots for two Italians and a Spaniard).

Add a couple of packs of Haribo, some Parmigiano-Reggiano, various liters of Club Mate and Salmiakki candies.

Lock the doors (well, metaphorically speaking) for an entire weekend and mix all.

You'll end up with a great Bug Squashing Party!

On Monday morning, you'll wake up with:

  • 106 bug reports checked
  • 8 Release Critical bugs closed
  • 6 bug reports updated with more informations
  • 1 Unblock Request sent
  • 1 Request for Removal sent
  • 1 issue of DPN ready to be published
  • a couple of contributors whose GPG keys are now finally signed by two or more DDs
  • a new, funny, useless piece of code for trolling your friends and enemies
  • some pics to blackmail Debian friends
  • a renewed enthusiasm for Debian, both as operating system and community, and the desire to do more Debian work.

The only thing to do, then, will be to thanks Rhonda for organizing it and all the people who participated for making it a success.