Watching the video of the speakers I got to say the whole event was LOW ENERGY.
Same old boring heads doing the same old sales pitch to people who have already heard or read about it many times over.
The only moment that stood out was RAVE shirt guy and @steevc getting chased of stage. It was like... "yay finally a joke that lands and doesn't leave an awkward silence..." The crowd there shared the same sentiment with the unanimous clapping.
You love to host Rolo and you were once good at it but your cheesy hive pijamas didn't align with your "I'm here but not really here" vibe.
The impromptu meet ups by Latin America communities are the real "FEST" events for Hive now and you old dinosaurs better recognize that those are the people who ACTUALLY keep Hive Alive.
Hive can't attract western audiences like it once did and the group that filled the room there looked like old white nerds who are committed to their niche projects but lack the WOW FACTOR to attract and inspire.
What ever happened to the vision...