After a whole day of building up the R.A.V.E.N. stand at Heysel's Paleis 1 in Brussels, the R.A.V.E.N. staff (along with their flexible student / freelance workforces) welcomed over a thousand game-fanatics easily, spread over the course of two days. Once the event was declared officially 'over', and the last few visitors were kindly requested to leave the building, that's when it was time for us to break everything back down again on-site.
Last weekend felt very exhausting, I won't lie about this. But at the same time, it was also a very enriching experience. I gained quite some insight in a couple of technical aspects around VR, and got to appreciate the 'power' of those tools more.
But most importantly, I genuinely loved working with the other R.A.V.E.N. VR staff members (+ the externals). There's an interesting dynamic that comes with this 'start-up' that makes you feel like strong friendships can be built quite quickly over there, if you're willing to put in the effort yourself.
The way in which many of their workforces are truly bilingual (Dutch + French) also plays a huge part in this for me personally.