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Summary of 0 A.D.'s attendance at FOSDEM 2020

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Hello everyone,

This year and for the past three years 0 A.D. was holding a stand at the FOSDEM. Like every time, it was a very great experience for me, and I was happy to be able to join  @Itms, @plumo, @implodedok, @FeXoR, @bb_, @Imarok, @vladislavbelov and @fabio in this adventure.

This year was a bit special because I got to co-host a game dev room with the guys at Godot thanks to Akien and Straton and of course to all the people I convinced to give talks and the people that attended said talks. I think the dev room was an overall positive experience so it's great! You can find the videos here. Our room was K.3.201. Some videos might not have been uploaded yet.

There were a lot of interesting talks, especially the one about the Spring engine going to Steam.

I got to talk a bit with the guys at the GSOC stand and they apparently knew us, so maybe we'll be more lucky this year.

I got to meet a lot of people for the first time, some of the above team members, but also @Krinkle, @balduin. I also met @oSoMoN with who we discussed a potential better usage of the Snap Packages for 0 A.D. The idea would be to offer special features to be tested as snap packages on something like Kiwit CMS. By using this specific platform we would be able to set up test scenarios for things not covered by CI and unit tests. I also had the great honor to meet with Ton Roosendal (the CEO of Blender) and Dalai Felinto. We had an informal chat at our stand about our usage of Blender. Bernard Tyers asked me to give a talk at the design dev room next year and I think I'm gonna deliver.

The Raspberry Pi 4 I brought had quite a nice success as it caught the eye and people were amazed that it could run on such a low end device.

A few people were interested in helping out. We are looking forward to hearing from them.

Thanks for all the people who gave us donations! For those who paid for music CDs I hope you'll enjoy them. For those that could not get one you can grab it here.

See you all next year, or at the next FLOSS event that we will attend which will likely be JDLL in Lyon, France.

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22 minutes ago, Lion.Kanzen said:

You can take some videos ?

Unfortunately I did not. There wasn't many things to capture anyway... I just sent the pictures I took to Sundiata and they were shared on social media :)

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2 hours ago, Stan` said:

Unfortunately I did not. There wasn't many things to capture anyway... I just sent the pictures I took to Sundiata and they were shared on social media :)

Meh... Isnt interesting  if i can see around.

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18 minutes ago, Lion.Kanzen said:

Meh... Isnt interesting  if i can see around.

What do you mean? (You can write in spanish if you'd like)

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Maybe he just wants an overview of the whole meeting site a sense of scale,how many people in attendance what a video producer would call an establishing shot ;)

Enjoy the Choice :) 

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