Church IT Round Table Day 1

Day One of the Fall 2007 Church IT Round Table in Kansas City has been an absolute blast. I’m extremely glad that I decided to make the trip at the last minute. I’ve met a ton of smart, interesting folks and we’ve all had the opprotunity to talk about things we’re passionate about: 1) Our Lord and Savior and 2) Information Technology.

It’s been wonderful to put some faces with names and even better to fellowship with this group of guys. I was a little nervous at first that an IT Volunteer from a small church in a mostly rural part of North Carolina would have little to offer with all these guys from mega-churches that have 5,000 – 7,000 attend on any given weekend, but once the Round Table discussions started this morning, I was immediately at ease and felt totally comfortable offering input.

It’s a lot information to process, but I’m really in awe at what an awesome job that the COR team has done in preparing for this. Everything is so well done, that we’re even going to be very forgiving when we get ready to prepare the “bandwidth quality” section of their report card.

In other, mostly unrelated news, Verizon announced their “iPhone killer” today, the LG VX10000 Voyager. It looks amazing, but let’s hope the software and the openness of the platform can out-do the iPhone (no, I’m not holding my breath).

Finally, the KDE team announced the release date/launch party for KDE 4.0 – January 17-19 at Google HQ in California. Hopefully, this means we’ll start seeing KDE4 stuff in Kubuntu builds soon after the Gutsy release in a few weeks. Personally, I can’t wait!