Going to FOSDEM

I booked my flights and hotel, so I’m finally going to my first FOSDEM conference, in Brussels, Belgium on the weekend of the 24th and 25th February 2007.

Technically, I am incredibly unproductive at conferences. I much prefer email for that kind of thing. For instance, I hate feeling forced to have instant opinions without first doing research and weighing pros and cons. Sometimes I want to put in-person conversations on hold while I do some fact-checking. However, actually meeting people is very good for development momentum, and it’s a chance to meet new European open source people and maybe drum up some more work for Openismus.

There are some GNOME activities at FOSDEM, but I’m not really sure what to expect. Dodji wants me to do a gtkmm talk, but I don’t really see the point. If you like gtkmm and C++ then there’s a lot of information about it out there already. I think conference talks should be for new things. So Dodji should tell us about Nemiver and what it needs from gdb, and I should maybe do a Glom status talk.