I'm here in Boston (finally). I haven't done it in a while, so I'd nearly forgotten how much fun it isn't to fly cross-country. 2 hour delay in Denver (just because), followed by the usual hassles of airports, shuttles, etc.
Anyway, after only 12 short hours, I was here. I hustled over to the convention center to make it in time for the keynote, only to be pretty disappointed and leave early. The keynote (at least the bit I staid for) was very buzzword oriented. I understood all the words coming out of Ozzie's mouth individually, but strung together they didn't make any sense. So, I opted for dinner and a beer instead.
I ran into Scott
in the lobby, and ended up hanging out with an ever growing crowd of clever people in a blur of beer and chicken fingers. The highlight for me was talking Ruby with the (quite) clever and (highly) articulate John Lam
. There's apparently a lot about my programming environment I don't consider very deeply.
The first sessions are about to start, so I'm off to see if I can learn something.