Yesterday was the first day of DevTeach 08. Actually, it was the pre-conference. The session I did was really great, although it was very long and dense. The instructor had planned an 11 hour session and had to compact it down to only 8 hours.
When I arrived yesterday morning for the session, I came down the escalator to the conference level. There was a great spread of coffee, rolls, donuts, and juice. The first thing I noticed was that everyone hovering around the food tables was wearing a suit. Then I noticed the fellow shooing the hungry geeks away from the table. Apparently there was a law firm conference yesterday. The contrast of processionals made me smile.
It's all about the service
Last evening we had dinner at a nice restaurant. We wouldn't have stopped, except the hostess was outside and she flagged us down to chat with Evelyn. After wandering back and forth a bit, we came back to the restaurant because she was so nice. The hostess and waiter were both saints, which is a good thing because Evelyn was far too tired last night.