Last Saturday, FAST University held Nascon again. It was even bigger, better and more poorly organized than the last one. I was at the last one representing iinix while this time around, I was there on behalf of Dancom Online Services, which was the sponsor of the gaming tournament.
Though nothing on the scale of the Linux Worlds, PC Worlds and gaming shows I’ve seen in England and Japan, I thought overall it went pretty well. They couldn’t have done the scheduling in a worse way and in the end, we decided not to make our presentation at all because of all the delays and last minute changes, but the final look and feel was somewhat grand.
The highlight (at least for me) was the gaming tournament, which included Quake III and Warcraft III. I’d been out of touch with gaming for a while due to time constraints and it was only recently that I got some interesting projects where gaming was involved.
Warcraft III is one of my favorite games of all time. Until now, I had been playing against the computer at easy difficulty levels without realising what I had to do to get better at it. Thanks to Nadeem and watching a few professionals play, I have a better idea of what to do and seem to be slowly improving. Quake III will take a little longer to get good at.
Back to Nascon. The tournament was still on when I left at around 10pm, but by then, things seemed much more relaxed. People looked like they were having fun and it was a good chance to do some networking as well as catch up on old friends. Hope it’s better organized next year.