"Last weekend, during the tenth edition of FOSDEM, we
had the joy of organizing the first ever Mono developer room. While
there had been talks about Mono before (including Miguel's great
presentation at FOSDEM 2007), it was still a rather
underrepresented topic. For that reason, Stephane and I requested a
developer room and gladly we got it.
"I was very happy to see the response we got from the call for
talks: a very nice selection of talks was submitted. Clearly there
was great interest to present at FOSDEM. The big question though
was whether we would draw a crowd or if the presenters would have
to talk to an empty room."