ApacheCon US 2009, days 1 and 2

I’m in Oakland for ApacheCon US 2009, and we’re about to start the first day of the main conference. Monday and Tuesday were for half-day and full-day training classes. Jim Jagielski and I did the two-day Apache web server training class, with him doing day one and me doing day two.

I’ve been fighting off a cold for more than a week now, and by the end of yesterday I had no voice left, which was very frustrating, but the class were understanding and forgiving, and Jim bailed me out for the last hour of the day.

Last night we had the members reception, which was great, as always. Then later in the evening I went down to the San Francisco Perl Mongers meeting, and hung out with Julian for a little while.

We’re now about 10 minutes late for the start of the opening plenary, and … here goes.