The Vienna Conference is done and dusted. But the aftermath is so rewarding, as my knowledge has broadened and my network has widened. It was a joy to meet old colleagues but also get to know many people who are new to medical writing. In this Getting Your Foot in the Door (GYFD) edition, I am especially happy to feature two testimonials from EMWA newbies. I want to thank Adriana for her constructive feedback and hope we can use her ideas for future EMWA events. I met Sanjukta at an EMWA ambassador event in Munich in 2018 and was really pleased to her again on Vienna. I also want to congratulate her on getting her foot in the door – she recently started a regulatory affairs position. See you in Malmö!