I am at the airport waiting for my flight home to Ottawa and wanted to take the time to really say thank you to everyone involved in Flashpitt. Special thanks goes to Val, Jason, Joe, and Josh for making it such a great event. They have really done a great job in making Flashpitt one of the best flash conferences. I also wanted to thank the attendees. I was really overwhelmed by everyone who came up to me, who say my session from last year and told me that they had started playing with Arduino and Phidgets. This is really the reason why I speak at conferences and am hoping that next year when (if ?) I come back next year you will tell me about the IPhone applications you have built.
As well as spending a great day at the conference I was able to spend some time with some of my best friends in the world.
Friday night Seb, Stacey, Boris and I had to finish some work and couldn’t go out to the pre-conference party. So we sat ourselves in the lobby and had a great time singing to old 80′s and 90′s music.
The next was great as well and had a lovely dinner with Val, Seb, Jer, Scott at this restaurant called the Library. After a lovely time there we headed over to the after party at the Bicycle Bar? I think it was called. It was a really great space and meet lots of cool people. Once that party started to wind down Jer, Val, Joe and I walked over to another bar along the river. It was a pretty interesting bar with a live band. Everybody seemed to be having a good time and dancing on their chairs. We decided to join in on the fun and jumped up on a bench, but Jer went straight for the table. Apparently this is frowned upon and he was quickly escorted out of the building. It was actually quite funny and was a great way to exit the bar.
Jer, Seb and I stayed an extra day in Pittsburgh with the hopes of taking in some of the city, but Jer and I where too hungover to even really move from our hotel rooms. So we slept until it was time to take Seb to his first ever hockey game. It was great fun watching the game with him and my favorite quote of the week was “It’s brilliant watching these little men sliding around”.
Now I am close to being home and sad that the conference is over, but looking forward to my own bed. It’s been a very busy month between FOTB and Flashpitt and am looking forward to a relaxing couple of months the rest of the year.
Thanks again to everyone who attended both my workshop and session and to all of those who put the conference on. And to everyone who couldn’t make it this year, see you next year.