Well commuting to and from Philadelphia to New York and back every day can be a little annoying. Thankfully, my wife saved from having to/from bike to the train station; she a trooper!
Also, thank go to Amtrak for putting power outlets all over their trains. Just one thing, Amtrak, free wifi would rock! You know it and I know it. Come on, you know you want to!
Overall impression of the conference was a 6 on a scale of 1-10. Some of the sessions and speakers were fantastic (Huffington, O’Reilly, Fried, Porter, and more) and other were just the opposite of fantastic. To quote Nina Garcia from Project Runway, “I’ll say no more.”
Would like the Development Track to include more hard-core development; most of these presentations I saw were either fluff or boring! On the other hand, every session I caught on the Design and UX Track was superb. Kudos to thos guys.
Got a few good work contacts and felt the vibe. I’m juiced! Wish I could focus on our Web 2.0 initiatives more often, so this trip was a treat.
And as O’Reilly said in his keynote: Get registered! And “do stuff that matters” and “vote” “Obama”. Kick-ass.
I’m out to pour over Joshua Porter’s book, “Designing for the Social Web”. It’s freaking awesome.
PS: Check out Isabelle Lopez’s blog. It’s some good stuff. It’s in French, but she’s getting it translated to English.