When there is one thing I really fear than it's high expectations. Since the more you expect something to become the best and the greatest the bigger will be your disappointment when reality cannot deliver. So I must admit that I saw all the upfront excitement everywhere about Flash on the Beach with a bit of sorrow. The more happy I am now to say that my fears were totally unneccesary. No question - Flash on the Beach 2007 was absolutely fabulous and has surpassed all my expectations. If I had to live on a desert island and could only have one conference there - this would be it.
What's the secret? Is it Brighton? Is it the outstanding mix of speakers? The enthusiastic and communicative audience? Is it the nightly hanging out at the Old Ship's bar? The parties? Or is it the love and passion that John and his team put in every detail? Well - hopefully we will never find out and be able to enjoy this for the next years to come. Thank you so much John for a really wonderful time!
Thanks to everybody who attended my session and stayed to the very end in spite of it being rather on the technical side. Wow - this was the first time that one of my talks was overcrowed and I'm very sorry for those who weren't let in anymore. I have uploaded the session slides for my talk 2D or not 2D that is the question on lectures.quasimondo.com. But please don't expect to learn too much from them especially without explanation. Though I will turn several of the examples shown into handy classes or tutorials and publish them here soon.Posted at November 12, 2007 02:00 PM | Further reading