I had a good time at SOTR, a couple of us went from work. Got to see Kevin and Andy again along with Serge, Terry, and Darren Pywell, we even had a presentation in German from Sven Ramuschkat on CF and AIR. All in all the presentations were good and informative.
I do, however, have a few critiques, not at the conference itself, and God forbid directed at Andy or Kev.
Out of the 47 people who registered only about half bothered to show up (you know who you are!). The question is why? The only thing I can think of is because of the price. Adobe was the main sponsor of the event, basically bought the entire event for the good and the bad. Free, in my opinion, is a double edged sword. Its great because you don't have to pay anything, but in the same token its much easier to change your mind about going when there is no "insentive" forcing you to go. If you had to fork over $60 for the conference (a bargain in my opinion) then I would be surprised not to see a much higher turnout percentage, after all its $60 on the line.
Yes I know I said I had a few critiques, but after typing it all in and re-reading it I feel that voicing my critique here is not productive.
I do want to say that a big highlight of the event was finally getting to meet mrsfuzzyorange. As a non-geek she still manages a sunny disposition in the middle of swarming total geekness and talk of reach-arounds.Happy Coding...
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