I’m pulling the trigger on going to FOSDEM 2019. Looks like there will be at least a couple of us there. I don’t think a booth will be worth it. I generally have found for a small team building lines of communication through more in depth one-on-one communications is a better use of resources. Having other discussions with the rest of the distributed internet projects I think is a good thing. As @flaburgan says, a lot of questions of when we will support ActivityPub will come up. That’s fine. It’s a fact of life and we shouldn’t hide because our response may not be to everyone’s liking.
I posted to IRC but I’ll duplicate it here that I’d be willing to help with someone that wants to give a presentation on Diaspora, or take the baton of putting one together and giving it myself if no one has. I know we gave one in 2017 and things aren’t radically different but there has been some progress and it’s not like we are so ubiquitous that we shouldn’t elevate our profile at an event like that. I know presentations can be a lot of work but I think it’s worth my time to do that. Let me know either way.
I look forward to meeting some of you in person for the first time soon