Pablo Ruiz presenting UXBOX at FOSDEM 2020
It has been almost a month since I returned from another intense and thought-provoking weekend in Brussels, although it still feels like it was just yesterday. I couldn't write this before, as I have been quite busy both at work and at home.
A tag cloud with all the boardgames that I have played in 2019
Welcome again to this yearly post, where I try to analyze my gaming behavior during the last year. You can read about my previous years:
Nnedi Okorafor speaking at TEDGlobal 2017
Any Goodreads user has access to a yearly report with some statistics and basically the covers of all the books read in one year. In order to have it the user only has to set the books as read and the read date to any time in that year. Taking advantage of this nice feature I will summarize My 2019 in Books from Goodreads, as I did one year ago for my read books in 2018.
Finishing our talk at Big Things Conference 2019
A few days ago I had the opportunity and the privilege to deliver three different talks, in three consecutive days, in two international events: Big Things Conference 2019 and Commit Conf 2019. This crazy coincidence forces me to write one single post to summarize my experience in both events, including an overview of my three talks.
Quite excited to be in Tiananmen Square, and ready to discuss about Software Freedom
Disclaimer: Out of necessity, this entry will be shorter than I would like (although it may not seem so) and in Spanish, despite more than 90% of my readers (according to Google Analytics) do not have Spanish as their main language. For the first time I managed to take notes during the trip and I had to limit myself to transcribe those notes.
Tolkien 2019, the largest celebration of Tolkien ever held by the Tolkien Society
If you are reading this you probably know already that I am a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, to the point that I joined the Spanish Tolkien Society (Sociedad Tolkien Española) almost 20 years ago and I usually don't miss any of their events.
Greach Conference 2019
This week I could attend another fantastic Greach Conference, an international conference that in previous years was focused on the Apache Groovy language and ecosystem (Grails, Gradle, etc.) but this year has expanded the scope to other technologies related to the JVM like Micronaut, GraalVM, Spring Boot, Kotlin, Android, …
Edward Betts in FOSDEM 2019 presenting his tool to link OpenStreetMap and Wikidata
My Saturday finished having a great dinner with friends and lots of laughs in one of our favorite restaurants in Brussels.
Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler from Software Freedom Conservancy
It has been a week since I returned from another intense and thought-provoking weekend in Brussels, although it still feels like it was just yesterday. This year, apart from attending FOSDEM (as I intend to do every year) I took a very early flight on Friday to visit new (for me) places in the city. In just one day I visited the European Parliament Hemicycle, the House of European History, the Parlamentarium and the Museum of Natural Sciences. My most productive Friday in months, for sure.
A tag cloud with all the games that I have played in 2018
Welcome again to this yearly post, where I try to analyze my gaming behavior during the previous year. I have been doing this since 2011 in Spanish, but this time I will do it in English as with the rest of my posts. You can read about my previous years (in Spanish):