Leaving Amsterdam

Well, I didn’t blog during the conference at all, which is a great shame. I had hoped that I would be more active with the official conference blog, as well, but I didn’t end up posting anything to this. Of course, a great hinderance to posting was the great lack of Internet connectivity here. We can only connect to the Internet from the hotel lobby, and then we must pay for specified lengths of time. The conference center wasn’t much better, though Toby set up a router, but I wasn’t able to sit down long enough during the breaks to formulate any coherent thoughts to post.

So, here I am now, and it’s 1:20 AM Amsterdam time, and I’m tired. I’ve just returned from dinner and drinks with Luke Welling, Laura Thomson, and Christian Wenz. We’ve had a great night, it’s been a great week, and now it’s time for me to head back home. I’m a bit saddened that I’ve met all these great people, formed some great friendships, and now I have to leave and wait until the next conference to hang out with them again. This gives me something to look forward to. :-)

At any rate, my purchased time is up, and I must go to bed. I’ll write up some thoughts on the conference during the plane trip home and post here.