So again, the #altnetseattle Conference easily was one of the most useful events of the year for me. The amount of ideas, thoughts, and conversations that happen in just those two days often outweigh all the presentations I see at other conferences throughout the year. The reason is simple, they are directed, to the point, and done with the ideal of open spaces. This makes each session exhaustive on a particular topics. Throw together some of the smartest people in the field and you have a bang up awesome energy and conversation.
I got to talk about cloud computer, a little bit, and REST Architecture as sessions I kicked off myself. Those were a blast. I also got to meet a ton of other super talented like minded developers and engineers that are out there kicking the tires of .NET (and other languages/tech stacks like Ruby on Rails).
Overall the conference rocked and I will definitely be coming back! With that, I am headed home to Portland.