QCon Battle!!! ARGH!

So a lot of things are going on in my life at the moment, causing any travel that I need to take outside of the north western US to be very difficult.  One event coming up that is driving me crazy, because I’d really like to go, is the QCon Event down in San Francisco.  They have Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, Dan Pritchett (eBay Architect), Eric Meijer (Creater, LINQ), P. Rosedale (Creator of Second Life), and many others that are going to speak.  The problem is, it is during the work week on the days of the 7th, 8th, and 9th.

Sad [:(]

I’m contemplating footing my own tab, asking for days off, and going anyway.

Some of the tracks that I REALLY want to jump into are “Challenges in Agile (and how to overcome them)“, “Architecture Quality“, “Architectures you’ve always wondered about (Linked-in, Yahoo!, eBay, Second Life, and others)“, and of course “Bleeding Edge .NET“.  I’m not even sure that the schedule would allow, but I REALLY want to catch every session.  As soon as I get the battle figured out, if I get to go, I’ll definitely have an entry or fifteen zillion to blog about from the conference.  If anyone else out there is going, shoot me an e-mail and maybe we could meet up!