I know I’m not done with my summaries yet – and I’ll get to them over this week (in between my term paper writing), but I wanted to share my conclusions with you while they were still fresh in my mind.
First – I feel woefully behind the times. I thought that I was doing amazing things – but it’s nothing compared to what some other library programmers are doing.
Second – I desperately want to learn XML – and all that comes with that. I have been meaning to do so for some time, but it’s just impossible to find the time between existing projects at work and my life outside of the library.
Third – The informal quick pace of this conference really suits it! I felt more like I was in a classroom than at a conference – and I felt like my opinion mattered. The small size, short presentations, and fun group all helped with this feeling of belonging.
I will not be summarizing every talk that I heard over the last week – mostly because I felt a bit overwhelmed and lost while some of the speakers were presenting – but I will summarize as much as I understood. You can find other blog posts on the conference by.