New to the GeoTools conference, or an old pro looking to connect with some new colleagues? The GeoTools buddy program is just for you! On the registration form, check the box to indicate you would like to be part of the program and you’ll be connected to several other attendees to share a bit about yourself and your work, discuss some common interests, and talk about the sessions you’re interested in and the tools you want to learn more about. You’ll receive your buddy group information several weeks before the conference to allow for the opportunity to talk before the conference and make arrangements to get together virtually. It’s up to you and your group to arrange the virtual connections as they works for you.