I was lucky to attend the MeeGo Conference in San Francisco last week, although a little bit unlucky to miss out on a free ExoPC. Like many other attendees, I was disappointed that there was not a significant device announcement, and felt that the conference as a whole was let down by having little new for end users compared to six months ago in Dublin. However, there were some interesting technical talks, and it was good to meet up with community members and friends, old and new.
The conference hotel was impressively large, although apparently there was no swimming pool; we were offered the Pacific Ocean as an alternative. The food at the hotel, for breakfast and breaks, was a bit of a disappointment, but at the Exploratorium and restaurants in San Francisco it was pretty good. The hacker lounge was a place of good times, especially after the conference, when we watched Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. On our return home, we nearly got swindled by the taxi driver on the way to the airport, but luckily Kat was paying attention. Changing planes in New York was dull, but at least we had no issues with volcanic ash clouds, and got home safe, sound and on time.