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Best of 2009, #6) Workshop or conference
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Was there a conference or workshop you attended that was especially beneficial? Where was it? What did you learn?

Let's see, did I go to any conferences this year? Not unless you count that one that I felt obligated to go to because I was newly self-employed and sort of thinking about stretching my networking skills and trying to ignore the fact that I dislike conferences and workshops in general unless there's a speaker that I specifically want to see (or an open bar). I think it was MindCamp. In any case, I got my lanyard name tag, put it around my neck, and stood there for about 1.2 minutes until deciding to leave before anyone saw me. I made it about halfway to the bus stop when a friend saw me and asked where I saw going. I said, "To take a phone call" not explaining why the phone call had to be taken at the bus stop. I stood there for a minute, and, deciding not to be a liar liar I walked back to the conference after what I thought was a good "phone-call" amount of time, and said hi to said friend, and also said hi to some of his friends and other acquaintances that were around. This was one of those conferences where people propose their own panels, and people go to them, and they are more about discussions than actually having a real prepared panel of any sort. They're supposed to be more conversational. I don't know why they make me so uncomfortable. But, after about 10 more minutes of standing around the panels were announced and I made my get-away.

I feel like a social retard when it comes to those kinds of things. I should work on that. I guess that's what I learned from this conference, which was in Fremont.
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Carinna's mini-conference about love! That counts!!

True! Okay, that one wins!

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