This was my first time attending FOSDEM, and it was a really neat conference! I saw a few talks, though not as many as I had originally planned, because I decided to try and prioritize meeting people and hanging out with them over going to talks that I could watch online. So I ended up mostly attending talks with others I knew, as a workaround 😅
I don't have a many friends, so getting to see some for the first time in person was amazing. And I hopefully made some new ones too!
It was a fairly long trip for a 2 day conference, ~20 hours of travel to there, and ~24hrs of travel home. I added a couple of extra days afterwards to stick around Brussels and hang out with some friends, which was totally the right decision.
I'm looking forward to seeing folks again, and encourage others who are fortunate enough to have a chance to attend conferences/meet-ups to go, or consider doing it!
Here's a talk I did, my first one in a looong time. Link to description