This February, I was lucky enough to go to the very first DevOpsDays Geneva. DevOpsDays is a conference series taking place all around the world. There have been two events in Zürich so far (and another one is coming up in May) but this was the first in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
This April, I travelled to Florence for the eighth PyCon Italia, to give my talk about Python, Unicode and Localisation. I ended up making friends at one of the most memorable conferences I've enjoyed so far.
In March 2017, I went to PyCon Slovakia, held in Bratislava at the Slovak University of Technology. This was only the second time PyCon had been held in Slovakia, and I found out about it by accident: while searching for how to do something in Python, I saw a Google ad for early-bird tickets to the conference and was intrigued. It's rare and surprising, but it turns out advertising can work!