January 30 2004
So much to blog and catch up on....
Another Lotusphere is in the books. Thanks to all of you who were here and made it special; and to those of you following along at home, I hope that I and the other bloggers have been able to give you a picture of the event (10,000 hits per day on this site would certainly imply that this was the case ;).
One of the great things about this week is that I am going home proud of everything that happened, or didn't happen, here in Orlando. The track content that we selected hit the mark -- and even held a few surprises and sleeper hits. The announcements were covered positively. The buzz was positive and upbeat, mostly. The demo really wasn't smoke and mirrors, for those who keep hearing the persistent rumor that something in it was. The networking was cool -- walking to Ask the Developers last night, I estimated that I recognized one out of every eight or ten faces in the crowd -- truly a testimonial to how important the community aspect of Lotusphere is. And it was great to catch up with friends old and new... people who are important to me are part of this event, and it was so cool that we were able to celebrate it in healthy yet connected ways.
There's a ton of stuff to catch up on ... I'll probably blog some more from the airplane home....but for now, I simply say "see you next year!"