My thoughts on Steemfest²
The final day for Steemfest isn't here yet but I'm pretty much wrecked by now from too much drinks, sleep deprivation, and people, so here's a brief highlight from my pov in no order for those interested:-
Gained confidence in Steemit Inc's engineering team listening to their talk and Q&A session. Tbh felt kinda touched knowing they've been enabling so many of us on this platform.
Didn't manage to go to every talk, but I think @sndbox's presentation should have been one of the "main" slots. IMO, they're doing great work, adding legitimacy to the Steem ecosystem. Very professional stuff. Any Steem developers should contact them for visual works. Also, note to suggest @sndbox to connect with @wmougayar and @elear. Inspire and funnel content consumers into taking active part contributing in open-source communities via content.
@terrybrock's fantastic MCing is a great addition to Steemfest.
Too many faces to usernames and conversations. Very overwhelming sometimes. In a good way of course. Way more people this year. If the event grows any larger, I would need plenty of Red Bull and a bigger brain.
Finally had the great pleasure of meeting and conversing in-length with @sterlinluxan, @lukestokes, and @charlie777pt after discovering each other through our essays on Steemit last year. Pretty awesome finding connections through love of writing and communicating ideas.
@joythewanderer mentioned a very interesting idea that devs should work on: stackoverflow for travel stuff. If you're reading this, remember to figure out your wishlist for such an app!
Why so much alcohol? Lol. Never had speech stutter before with alco, but experiencing it this time. Kinda scary. Must be getting older. Note to control my intake even in such a fun environment.
@arcange promised special achievement badges for us who got lost walking around town trying to find the after-after party venue...
Bought a new pair of shoes after like 4 years. Don't get high cut ever. Hell on my heels for the past few days.
Most interesting talk for me is by William Mougayar @wmougayar. Can highly relate with his ideas of the token economy and the future of work. Check out his stuff!
Many more stuff but my brain is on the verge of shutting off now. Didn't take any good pictures at all, but here's a cute one during my flight earlier this week.