Last week I was in Austin, TX for MWLUG 2016. This was my second time speaking at this event, and once again, it was a great experience.
I have been to Texas several times, but had never been to Austin. I’m still not sure I can say I’ve been to Austin, I feel like I only got to see a small slice of it. Between humidity that felt like I was drowning (it IS August in Austin) and pouring rain, I didn’t get to get out and about as much as I would have liked (and I even stayed a couple of extra days). Side note, I’m a giant taco snob and I finally found a good taco. I don’t just mean in Austin, I mean ever since I moved out of California when I was 17 years old. So that was exciting.
I attended several sessions (though never as many as I’d like). How we all still come up with new and interesting content is amazing to me, yet we all still seem to do it. Lots of Champions were speakers. You couldn’t go in the hotel lounge area without tripping over a Champion. If you wanted to talk to a Champ, this was the place to do it.
I talked to a lot of people. That still feels new to me, and isn’t always something I feel I do well, but this week I had a lot of great conversations with clients, and sponsors, and Champions, and attendees, and speakers, and even taught one of the waitstaff how to play Pokemon Go.
Shean McManus and I gave our session, which was well attended, and I think went very well. Here’s a link to the slide deck.
They’ve announced that next year will be in Washington DC “or environs”. I hope to see you there!