It's a lot of fun participating in these meetings. Perhaps the most important, and fun, bit is the ability to influence the next version of openSUSE.
The openness of the GNOME team has been absolutely fantastic, and the influence that they let us "normal" people have is great, so a big thank you to them for making this happen!
Also, this morning, I got word that a patch I wrote for Slab was accepted;
Nov 30 03:05:15
Fun fun fun :-)
Having patches accepted not only gives you a feeling of having done something for the greater good (even though this particular patch was sort of a one liner) but also motivation to keep digging in to it.