First day was a blast, primarily because I had a chance to finally meet in person many other fedora/kde folk, including Than, Lukas, Chitlesh, so fedora was fairly well represented. Following a similar talk, mine was last, so I was a bit nervous about overlap.
Turned out my concerns were largely unfounded, but that didn't stop me from starting out a bit nervous. Fortunately for me, I can blather on about fedora with the best, so didn't have any trouble using up the time. I kept it a little short on purpose, as I wanted to ensure ample time at the end for questions and audience-inspired topics and discussion. Sadly, no one took the bait to discuss the Cubs' chances at the World Series.
You can peruse what I have so far at
Should have some video of the talk soon too, stay tuned.
On day 2, I was focused on meeting people and enjoying the days' talks. Got to hang out with Bero and fedora folk.
Day 3 was filled with the KDE e.V. business. Long, but very productive. The evening was the highlight, as Chitlesh had been kind to extend an invitation to come to Brusells. Bero and I procrastinated enough at dinner to miss the train, so braved driving from Mechelen. Despite my having no directional sense or multilingual ability, we eventually found Chitlesh, and he did not disappoint. We started off with some fries, walked and did the tourist thing, pointing and taking pictures, and found our way to the Delirium cafe for a beverage. It was getting late, so Bero drove back to Mechelen, while I stayed in Brussels.
Chitlesh was merciless in subjecting me to quite a few more beers at his place, while continuing various discussions on fedora, life, and the universe. We eventually had to choose to continue talking or get at least some sleep. Sleep won. The following morning, my host was gracious enough to feed me and shepard me to the train station.
Before my flight home, I saw this at the Brussels airport,
which gave me a good chuckle, but didn't exactly inspire me to buy a soda.