Highlights for me were getting to pick James's brain about how best to deal with multiplatform issues in RubyGems, learning about Rails internals from Marcel Molina, Jr. (I don’t think a presentation went by for the full 3 days without Marcel being asked some hard questions), and spending quality time with the Relevance guys for the first time.
Overall, this is the event that I think is responsible for fully rejuvenating me after a short period of burnout. I can feel the wheels turning again and can’t wait until the next one in Reston. Being their home town, maybe some of the folks from InfoEther will make it.
The conversations on RubyGems and deployment issues spawned a new project which we’re banging away at. Hopefully we’ll have a release over the holidays (in between driving, eating too much turkey, etc.)