Debian was the earliest Linux distrubtions to be open for every developer and user to contribute their work. It continues to be the most significant distributor of Linux that is not a commercial entity (and even then, a number of commercial entities base their distributions on Debian).
Debian remains a key part of the Linux ecosystem, this miniconf will collect together people from across the distros as there are a number of common interests.
Andrew has been running Debian on his home boxes since Bo was released and installed it using a shoebox full of 3.5" floppies. His first Bo install has been continually upgraded ever since, motherboards may have changed, RAID disks replaced, but it is still the same comptuer: cerberus.
In addition to using Debian at home, Andrew has been able to run Debian at every workplace he's had, both on workstations, latops and servers.
In 2012 Andrew became a Debian Maintainer and intends on upgrading to a Debian Developer when he has time...