I was in Brussels last weekend for my first-ever trip to FOSDEM and thoroughly enjoyed the experience from start to finish…big thanks to the Mozilla folks and other conference organizers who made it happen.
The best part for me was meeting lots of people from our European community and getting to witness firsthand the tremendous energy that they bring to the equation. The conference room was packed, the merch table was swarmed and the level of enthusiasm was high throughout.
I gave a talk about the Mozilla Creative Collective, and also participated (along with William, Jane and Barbara) in an open session about Mozilla marketing. That was a big highlight…FOSDEM is a developer’s conference, obviously, but the session was well-attended and it was great to hear people’s ideas, answer their questions and get a fuller understanding of their dedication.
Good times all around. Also, for anyone who’s interested, I’ve posted some pictures from the weekend as well as the slides from my Creative Collective talk (although my presentation style largely involves putting up a picture and talking about it, so some of the slides won’t make a huge amount of sense without the voiceover).