I’m all done copy-editing the abstracts for ApacheCon, and I see that there are some that I really really want to attend. I think we’ve got a great batch of talks this time around. Several of the talks in areas that I usually don’t care much about (in aggregate, generally these are the areas that are labelled “Java”) are fascinating, and I want to know how I can use them in my projects. Gump and the various print-on-demand thingies in particular look like they might be very useful. Single-source documents producing multiple outputs (print, web, audio, etc) also looks like it could be exceedingly useful to me.
I hope I get a chance to attend more talks this year than I did last year. You should come too. It’s going to be great.