IIRC you attended re:publica this week. How was it?
It was decent. I went to a handful of talks that were a mix of entertaining and informative, but it was a way more corporate than other cons I go to. One of the local banks had a large trailer/booth right at the entrance, and the main floor felt a little like a trade show than a tech / activist conference. That said, the usual crowd of tech / activist folk were there, so the socializing was very good
I think it’s more related to corporate world, isn’t it? My sister’s company was participating named “Multicore technologies” and she said event was really good for networking and exploring business opportunities.