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 Planning FOSDEM
 2020.01.05 20:17:39 CET
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 This year I will be attending FOSDEM [0] again. I have booked tickets
 and hotel. Now I have to plan what do, what talks to watch, which
 devrooms to visit and other side events to see.
 This year I'm excited to watch the Decentralized Internet and Privacy
 devroom [1]. Most, if not all, of the talks in this devroom in past
 years were very anti-GAFAM [2]. Of course I agreed with many of the
 arguments made against Google in particular, but I still had a very
 positive bias towards the company. Unfortunately this positive
 mindset has changed: I don't have a negative bias, but I'm not so
 excited about the company anymore and share some of the concerns I
 rejected in the past. Let's see how this change of mind impacts my
 perception of the arguments presented.
 The sad news is that both Go [3] and BSD [4] devrooms will also
 happen on Sunday, so I'll have to watch the video recordings of the
 talks.
 What about Saturday? I'm still not sure, some things caught my
 attention: the Free Software Radio [5] and the Graph Systems and
 Algorithms [6] devrooms. There is also the Retrocomputing [7] one.
 What about people? I have some friends who are attending. Anyone from
 the gopherspace heading there? Please let me know!
 [0] https://fosdem.org/2020/
 [1] https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/track/decentralized_internet_and_priva
 [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Four_tech_companies
 [3] https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/track/go/
 [4] https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/track/bsd/
 [5] https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/track/free_software_radio/
 [6] https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/track/graph_systems_and_algorithms/
 [7] https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/track/retrocomputing/
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