The first day of the convention is over.
First speaker was the VP of FP.. Spoke all in French and the translator app didn't work for me so all I got from it was that he supported the effort and basically gave a political speech stating that polynesians were the first seasteaders and how it could bring technology and such to FP.
Randy spoke, summing up the burning man approach and why seasteading and why FP.
A couple of other speakers kinda promoting seasteading to the locals in attendance.
Tony Hsieh was here and gave a speech about his projects in Las Vegas. I kept waiting for him to caveat to "and now let me talk about how this is related to seasteading". No such transition. He was mainly giving a concept of how to best form the community once it is up and running.
We all took a boat ride out to one of the 3 possible seastead sites. It was well protected and fairly shallow.
There are a lot of people from all over the world and every walk of life so it has been quite interesting meeting people that could be living on the seastead one day.
Tomorrow are the engineering speeches.
The locals seem skeptically curious.