This is the first year that I've been to the interactive part of the festival, and it was a very rewarding experience. One that I plan on doing in the future. I met some great people, and I absorbed a ton of information that I looking forward to putting into use back at the office.
Yesterday was the last day of panels, and they were all great ones, and as the talks wound down folks filtered out to several closing parties that were so jammed that it was silly. So, a few of us went to see the bats, have some drinks and caught some bands.
Walking through the convention center a little later in the evening it was fun to see the convention flip over from business cards to guitar picks as the calling card of choice. Plastic black frame glasses were being replaced by plastic white frame sunglasses as the beards quickly doubled in length.