Man, nothing excites and/or terrifies me more than speaking in public. Speaking at FOSDEM has been a goal of mine, ever since I learned of its existence in 2014. Such a huge event, so many people, so many awesome talks to hear. When I got accepted this year, I got the familiar feeling: joy of being accepted, the nagging dread of the upcoming event. I learnt the hard way that speaking at FOSDEM is very different than just visiting.