FOSDEM 2009 - Day Zero

Getting up early is never easy (at least for me) but when you have to catch a plane to Brussels for FOSDEM, getting up at 6:00 am was a piece of cake! With great excitement about the trip I got ready and got to the airport with Kostas just to meet the already assembled greek team.

After an incedent with the tickets of G.Nikolopoulos (we had booked for the previous week!) we got on plane and landed 3 hours later to Brussels! (after doing some random hacking with OLPC :P )

The airport there is quite new and big. I thought that it was 3 times bigger than El. Venizelos (the Athens' one). We took the train to Brussels-Center and during this transportation we had another misfortune loosing the Fedora Banner (that we had at Athens Digital Week)

The hostel (Les Ecrins) proved to be such a bargain! Cheap clean with free wi-fi. What else could you ask for? :)

After some lunch and resting we got prepared for the FOSDEM Beer Event that night at Delerium Bar which claims to have 2500 (!) different brands of beers! Many people gathered around and inside it and finally we got to meet in person the rest of the Fedora Community at FOSDEM. Joerg, Chitlesh and the other guys where so kind to give us all the answers we needed for events like FOSDEM (its my first time on such event).

After that we had some great time meeting new people, chatting bout projects and general stuff and also tasting many different beers! (I even got a Banana Beer! ... was kinda nice ... )

Lebanese fast-food straight afterward and quickly back to the hostel (with some architectural sightseeing in between :P ) for some resting cause tommorow will be a long day!

The rest of the photos can be viewed at this Flickr Set

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