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rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

@Olm_e I think the price has more to do with the new location than corporate actors. That said it's still expensive. Last year I volunteered, came by coach, couch surfed and rented a bike, so my whole 10 days journey cost me barely above 100€ (not including food).
I worked during all the talks but who cares, they're online, it's the time between and the evenings that really count.
Volunteering doesn't automatically make it 100% free but it's way more interesting than coming "passively".

@ChameleonScales we were (concerning the price/difficulty) actually talking about not "passive" people but speakers or even active people in/around the community that cannot couchsurf and already volunteer for much or their time on their side (like local BUG or teachers, etc ... )
if you are not <30ish and without family / or big business that can pay for your trip + extra family support, this kind of conf is out of reach ... which is not cool for a FLOSS project that could reach way beyond that

@ChameleonScales and the "problem" is the software tend to feels and follow the tropes that builds the developers/big users community, so if both the software foundation and the conference are not putting efforts to represents a diverse public, the software tends to close itself on a certain demographic where it's already is entrenched into.

3D is a tool that needs to reach everyone, Blender 101 was a great prospect, I don't see it advance, nor diversity coming as @xuv mention

so what?

@Olm_e Quite understandable. On Blender 101 I would also like to see it advance but otherwise I don't think development is too oriented for big users or companies. The new features are for the most long-awaited by many indy artists and the bug fixes are all managed equally. Sure the Blender Animation Studio calls for rather large-scale project development but most of the features I see coming apply to both team projects and indy ones.

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

rant, unpopular opinion, blender 

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