I was there at GNOME.Asia Summit 2019
I was there at Gnome Asia Summit 2019 in Gresik, Indonesia as a speaker. Since I am very new to open source community this was a great experience. I conducted the New comers workshop with my pal Gaurav Agarwal from India. We had our parallel class on day 0 (which is actually day 1) on the premises of University of Muhammadhiya. The expenses of me to attend the event was sponsored by Gnome Foundation. I'm so thankful for this great opportunity.
On the first day we were taken to this beautiful hangout spot in a hilly area. I forgot the name of the place ;). All the speakers and organizers were there. we introduced our self and had a great dinner. People in Gresik were so nice.
It was a tiring day but surprisingly the organizers have made dinner plans for us. we were taken to a traditional Indonesian hotel and all the speakers along with the local community volunteers had the dinner together. We had lot of time to talk and joke about each other. It was some of the best time I've had in that week.
Last day was almost the same as second day. We had parallel classes going on. I spend some time going through the stalls they had. Collected some awesome swags (Laptop stickers, camera covers etc). At last we had the closing ceremony. There were some awards given to the participants on answering questions related to talks on previous days and on that day. Finally we had the photo shoot.
It was hard for me to bid farewell. although i was there for just three days, I had so much connections. I loved the vibe. I got the urge to work with open source community more and more.