The only re:publica I've missed was the first one in 2007. Since then I've always been doing something at the conference. Either live-drawing talks, being on stage myself or, in recent years, supporting the program committee for the business and innovation track.
I'm a designer at heart with a soft spot for data. In 2020 I've joined Berlin-based non-profit organisation AlgorithmWatch, working on evaluating and shedding light on algorithmic decision-making processes that have a social relevance.