2011 is my second PyCon and easily the best one. This time, rather than focusing on the talks, I focus on the social activities outside of the talks - open spaces sessions, sprints, going to lunch and dinner with folks, and just hanging out - this has really paid off! I met, hung out and worked with some of my heros, and this made me very happy :)
- Dining with some of the smartest people and biggest Python open source contributors - many thanks to Phil for the invite!
- Participating in a open spaces chat about music and tech and showing off my Noteboard program
- David Beazly's - as usual - makes programming fun with his superb presentation and geeking out
- Getting some insight on teaching programming to kids at one of the talks on education with Python
- Sprinting and hanging out with Michael Bayer, the SQLAlchemy team and other teams of sprinters and learning some useful things along the way
- Balancing family time and going to PyCon beautifully during the weekend
- Hanging out with Zed Shaw
- Feihong Hsu's hilarious presentation in front of a bunch of drunk hecklers at the Testing BOF. It was really inspiring because it's rare to see a fellow Chinese man be so entertaining and articulate.