Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOPEX Retrospective

I'm tired enough that a list of bullet points seems good enough:

  • I don't like conferences very much.  I don't like amusement parks, Netflix, or night clubs.  I don't like packaged fun.  My fun must be difficult to contain.  I liked Hope.
  • Hope and The Hotel Pennsylvania have a weird, magical chemistry.  The hacker ethic (especially of the networking and A/V team) was the perfect foil for the laissez-faire management.
  • I was surprised how little coding happened.  There was plenty of show-and-tell, but not a lot of new stuff being worked on.
  • Remember to bring your inflatable couch from home.  There are no guarantees that you'll be able to find one near Penn Station.

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