It’s difficult and sad times for the world. COVID-19 is causing a lot of suffering to many people and keeping most of us at home almost all day. In Spanish we often say the idiom “to make a virtue out of necessity” to highlight the creativity that arises in the face of adversity. I thought of it after a great day attending a quarantine-induced online workshop on computational neuroscience organised by Pau Vilimilis Aceituno. Great talks, great people, all from home!