I just realised that I completely forgot to cover my Brussels trip of last year. Shame on me! I had been meaning to do that since more than a year, but never really got myself to sit down and write [a lengthy post]. Before going any further, I promise that I’ll keep this one short. Mine was a short trip (just 3 days, aww shucks), but I have a lot to tell about all that I experienced in such a short while. Maybe some other time…
Visiting Brussels, Belgium, was my first foreign trip, something I absolutely enjoyed. It’s always exciting to go see, live and explore other places, cultures and people. Of course that’s not why I went there. My visit was two pronged: (a) joining my fellow folks at OpenMandriva’s stall at FOSDEM (b) delivering a lightening talk at the same event.
FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate.
Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels.
Being invited to deliver a lightening talk at such a large stage was a big, big opportunity. A dream come true. And getting to meet my OpenMandriva teammates was super-exciting.
My talk was on Meteor.js, a talk that was loveably known as Social and Real-time Web Applications using Meteor. Here’s a recording of my talk:
P.S.: Here are some photos captured through my photographic awesomeness.