Friday, August 01, 2008

Amoena @ Assembly 08

I just got home from Assembly. It's a computer festival, it says so in the ticket. My mother called me while I was there. I tried to explain her where I was but I'm pretty sure she didn't understand. It's hard to explain, therefore I'm quoting their website:

ASSEMBLY is a four day computer festival, in which thousands of people and their computers spend the long weekend by meeting friends, playing games, surfing on the net, talking on IRC and enjoying the great productions from the demoscene. The idea is to be there with or without your computer and enjoy the great atmosphere of being with likeminded people.

I wasn't really participating though. J.R. works there as an organizator (which in my opinion is pretty cool) and he asked if I wanted to pay a visit. So I went to see him. And of course I wanted to see what it was all about since I've had heard so much about it. I know that I only got to scratch the surface, but to a girl nerd like me it was definitely enough.

But it was pretty indeed. The screens in the dark, I mean. I tried to take a picture, but you know my sucky camera phone. It's impossible to take a decent photo when there's no light. Here is the best picture I got:

This simply doesn't do the justice.

There weren't many girls, by the way. I read from a newspaper that there are more and more girls every year. I saw like five. I know that there got to be more of them because the very same newspaper also said that there are at least 500 girls this year. But I guess 500 girls doesn't really stand out when there are like thousands of boys. When I went to women's bathroom it was like dead empty. Girls should totally take over the computers and gain some serious respect as nerds. Girls can code too, you know.

When you know the right person, you get to places. For free.


  1. http://www.sleepingartist.infoAugust 03, 2008 9:36 AM

    Kyl tosta kuvasta tunnelma välittyy aika kivasti. :)

  2. Tunnelma joo, mutta ei se nätteys :P