Monday, February 9, 2009

Shmoo & the 'con within a con'


DC is a blast as always! Hanging and catching up with everyone is always a good time. I met a bunch of folks for the first time too, put names to faces and saw a lot of old friends too.

I'm not going to give a review or opinion of any of the presentations as cg has already done that. I really did not attend that many either to be honest. :) It's becoming more and more apparent to me that the true value of the cons are in the opportunity to network and bounce ideas off your peers.

Walking around I saw small clusters of people everywhere. All talking and sharing ideas and information. A group of us all got together in on of the hotel rooms. A few of the guys broke out their laptops and showed some research and work that by far was the coolest stuff I saw the whole weekend. cg redid his Oracle stuff and it was really cool to brainstorm and come up with ideas to extend the apps, concepts and P0C's that were presented by everyone.

I'm sure that we were not the only guys that were doing this too. These 'cons within cons' are, in my view, a great byproduct of the con itself and I'm looking forward to next one for that reason alone.
dean de beer

1 comment:

Grecs said...

Agreed. Couldn't have said it better.