May 6, 2004, 1:05:50 am
Well, Smalltalk Solutions is over now and I only have good things to say about the people I met. No body here was a nasty person - every body was really approachable and very easy to get along with. Sometimes it was hard to meet up with other busy people, such as Avi Bryant who did a Keynote and thus was a very popular person to be seen with :)
I hope WithStyle went over well and we got a lot of good support from people I'd only ever talked to over IRC before. The list of those people is too long to remember and leaving people out may just insult them. So here's a big HI to every one I met - you know who you are :)
We have tomorrow and half of friday left here in Seattle before we begin our long journey home. I'll be glad to get back home except that I know as soon as I get back there I'll be facing the barrage of failures from QA heh :)
I know I feel a lot closer now to the people I met face to face than I did on IRC and perhaps I'll even think twice before telling them I think they're wrong :). The quality of speech here at StS this year was really high and I think you can take my little comments inside my blogging of the talks as an indication of how I thought.
Two of the talks I went to I didn't record and I really wish I had. At least I blogged about them: SmalltalkDoc and BottomFeeder. I also have a sneaking suspicion that the recorder turned off during the Resilient keynote.
By Avi Bryant on May 6, 2004, 1:53:59 am
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