Over the next few days. I’ll be sharing brief recollections of my time there.
The journey northward began with sandwiches at my place. I was offered a volunteering slot on the pre-registration desk because it was said that it would be a great way to meet and greet everyone.
On the road, I committed to deliver an open talk. It would be my first public speaking engagement. I wasn’t sure at the time whether I could talk at length about my chosen topic, but I would have plenty of time that day to think about it.
Volunteering was indeed a valuable way to start the conference. Though I arrived a little late, I was able to participate in each of the tasks and meet and greet many of you. I even tried my hand at some sporty game design with Julita and Lene which was wholly unexpected, but very much appreciated!
When the pre-registration event came to a close, I returned to Dale and began writing my talk. Just me, my trusty laptop and a bag of Jelly Babies to help keep me on task. If I recall correctly I checked out at around 03:00.
Many thanks to Kat, Ben, Patrick, Sam, Julita, Lene and all of you for being so welcoming that evening.