I had a good time at JAOO (pronounced "Jow"). It was fun presenting Scala to people who might actually be able to use it; usually I talk with people who, well, talk about computers, rather than actually do anything with them. It was difficult rushing to prepare for this talk, since I am in the middle of moving and all, but it was well worth it. Plus, it was nice visiting Aarhus again--I have many fond memories of the place.
The conference as a whole was more informal than I am used to.
Whenever names were listed, they were alphabetized by first name, not
last. We did not have
parties. And the parties were rocking! The high point
was the Absolute Girls
rocking for us. How cool is that--all four female attendees made a
rock band? They played Stayin' Alive, and you should have seen all
those computer nerds break out their disco moves.
By the way, if you have never done so, check out Charles in Space. This guy
managed to score a seat on a Russian Soyuz
going up to the space
station, and he told us all about it. (
presentation, I will show you slides from my summer vacation.)
It's fun stuff.