Hyperkitty at the 0th SpinachCon

As part of the greater LibrePlanet 2014 festivities, Deb Nicholson organized the first SpinachCon at Industry Lab in Cambridge MA, sponsored by the Open Invention Network. What is SpinachCon? “What the heck is a SpinachCon?” you may ask. Well, the idea is that there are free software projects that have niggling usability issues. Like pointing out to a friend that they have spinach stuck in their teeth, SpinachCon is an event where free software fans can show up and let the participating free software projects know whether or not they have ‘spinach in their teeth,’ and between what teeth that spinach might be. 🙂 It’s basically a fun and informal free software usability testing session open to anyone who would like to drop by and help out by testing software. Hyperkitty joined three other free software projects – MediaGoblin, LibreOffice, and Inkscape – in the event. How it worked SpinachCon was 5 hours long, from noon until 5 PM the Friday before LibrePlanet. Each project had its own table. Ryan and I brought laptops that we set up on the Hyperkitty table, open and logged in as me to the Fedora’s Hyperkitty test server. Deb provided user questionnaire sheets that …