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12 11 16

Cool news, maybe

A little while ago I said there’d be cool news soon, maybe.

FOSDEM is a yearly conference held in Brussels, and it’s all about free and open source software. In that spirit, access to and speaking at FOSDEM is completely free. Thousands of hackers (in the “techies” sense, not in the “evil computer people” sense) flock to attend hundreds of lectures, talks and workshops. A friend told me about this, and we’ll probably be attending!

But that’s not the news. The news is that I submitted a proposal to give a lighting talk (fifteen minutes) about Urbit! I still am, and will continue to forever be, super hype and passionate about Urbit, so I figured, why not spread the word? The European user-base is still very small compared to the American one, and I’d love to be able to change that. Still not sure if I’ll actually be speaking, but the selected lightning talks will be announced December seventeenth.

I have never spoken at a conference before, but really, what have I got to lose? Either I mess something up and get to learn from it, or I gain an cool experience, can put “public speaker” on my resumé, and did some evangelism for my favorite cult project!

Oh, and it’s probably gonna get livestreamed.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 15/11/2016 (6:16 AM)

    That’s awesome! I second Nas. If it’s a topic you’re passionate about, that 15 minutes will fly by like nothing. Also, it’ll dull any nerves you might have. We hope you get it!

  • 12/11/2016 (10:53 PM)

    That is very cool. You’ll do great since it is a topic you care about.

    Wear a funny hat so that when people talk about the presentation, they’ll be able to say, “It’s like that guy in the funny hat said…”

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