I promise I’ll get some recap/commentary stuff of my own going soon, but for right now I’m completely wiped. Instead of going on to talk to the Eleutian constant innovation machine, I had to bow out to go watch some nice mind numbing football in the air conditioning instead. In the meantime, I’ll answer the most pressing questions that might be on your mind about the conference:
- Billie Joe Shaver is still a great live act, even without Eddy. I hope I’m that energetic at sixty something.
- We did have a collective moment of silence for the passing of Robert Jordan
- Yes, I have finally gotten that Tex Mex itch scratched. I’ve got another day or two left, but I’ve already made my “four days of Austin” count. All I’ve got left on the agenda is Waterloo records and taking in a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse with my wife tomorrow night
P.S. Unless you’ve been living under a big rock, you’ve read umpteen posts about the new MVC web framework that ScottGu showed off. If not go hit Jeffrey’s blog or Roy’s post. The short version of my impression can be summed up as “I’m more excited about an upcoming Microsoft technology than anything else since moving from VB6 to .Net.” If you want to know what the framework is going to be like conceptually, read the Pickaxe book or the Django documentation. And I mean that in a good way.
P.P.S. Open Spaces rocks. I can’t wait to do another one. Maybe get something smaller going in NYC or Fairfield/Westchester county next? Anybody game?
P.P.P.S. To Chris Holmes, it’s a good thing neither of us were watching our respective teams get whipped today.