I’m currently sitting in a bar at Heathrow Airport(London), drinking mint tea, pondering on life and listening to some music while typing random thoughts on my Nordic keyboard.
Every time a (brilliant) conference gets to the end I always think how lucky I am to have the chance to travel, meet and talk to and with people. It’s great. I always feel a better and wiser person after a conference.
Monkigras 2017 in London has been absolutely brilliant, not sure if I had more fun presenting or listening to everyone else sharing their thoughts on packaging.
Here’s a list of lessons learned during those 3 days in London:
- When crossing a road you should first look right and then left(this is number 1 because it’s a survival tip)
- Tin cans have been invented in 1811 and can opener has been invented 1855: weird
- Open source software is free like getting a free puppy: you still have to take care of it and feed it and clean up after it!
- Bubble wrap was originally intended to be used as wallpaper
- In software there are no recalls, just updates(naming is essential here)
- Don’t take your metaphors literally. Juliet is my sun does not mean she will also give you skin cancer
- In Italy we don’t put pasta into packaging, we put it in dishes: Dish As A Service
I’m also very impressed by the number of ladies present at the conference, for the first time in years I’ve seen a line for the ladies restroom!! Well done on diversity!
Can’t wait for the next Monkigras!