being in South Africa, a lot of people (like me) probably weren't able to attend and are missing the cheese and wine party, mao games and general socialization that is happening there.
One thing we don't have to miss, however, are the talks: as usual the video team
is doing a great job recording and streaming
all talks so that people can still participate a bit from their home.
What they do, however, requires a lot of manpower, so if you are attending Debconf please consider volunteering
to help: from my experience last year they are very nice people who are welcoming towards new contributors and they have periodical training sessions to help people getting started with the various tasks. More informations about video team meetings and training session are in the topic of the IRC channel, #debconf-video@OFTC.
I don't think there are cookies involved (which just proves that the video team isn't evil), but you may get a t-shirt and you will
get a warm fuzzy feeling of having helped people around the world.