I have mixed feelings about this trip.
- I’m super excited to see old friends again. Do you guys remember Carlos was my GSoC mentor? Kudos for him for he organized this event, I want to see you again dude!
- Looks like Berlin is a great place to be and, even though this is a focused trip, I want to quickly visit one or two historical places.
- This hackfest has an incredibly high potential to be productive. Major core contributors will be there.
- I’m positively surprised that my sponsorship request was accepted. Traveling from Brazil is very expensive. I can’t thank the GNOME Foundation enough for that. I really wouldn’t be able to attend without it.
- That’s a great oportunity to get some fresh winter German air. There’s a chance I’ll see snow for the first time ever (ya’ know, Brazil has no snow…).
- Even if the average German consumes a lot of meat, appearently there is an unbelievably high number of veg(etari)an restaurants nearby.
- It’s cold. I lived my entire life in a place where the worst possible weather is worth a jacket. I’m talking about the possibility of snow. Frozen water falling from the damn sky.
- I really hope I can be productive. The last few weeks of my life were insane, and my performance is not at its peak. I want every single cent spent by the GNOME Foundation on me to be worth it.
- I also hope that Endless benefits from this hackfest’s outcome.
- I don’t speak Dutch. I don’t know how receptive they’ll be with a foreigner in their country that doesn’t speak a single word in their language. (Sorry folks.)
- I’ll miss my wife!
Of course, even if I have some fears, I’m extremely happy with this hackfest. Thanks again for the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring me, and thanks Endless for allowing me to attend it.