Finally made it back to Toronto after a case of mistaken departure and a very bumpy takeoff.
Mix07 was, for me, even with the heavy presence of Microsoft-marketing, a worthwhile conference. Well-run, with a great mix of sessions, I learned more than I expected, and was even re-inspired by a number of the things I saw.
The social networking I did (real-world only — I finally activated my long dormant Twitter account and used it like mad) was limited to a few in-between session talks and, really, only the first night out. Unfortunately, I was too tired to attend the BarCamp/Facebook party, which seemed to have been the best of the after-session events. That being said, during the final lunch, I had a very POSH time with Molly, Tantek as well as IE’ Chris Wilson and Pete LePage among others.
Working for a company not using .NET, though, there still seems to be some benefit ’ especially when it comes to something like the “Reader” software and simple cross-platform video.