I only hit a single Ruby conference last year and it was RubyConf 2007. I would say I had a decent time. I got some inspiration and ideas from the talks, did some business networking, and got to meet up and have dinner and drinks with many other kickass Ruby developers. The talks were really the main event and with Confreaks doing a bang up job I really would not have missed much just catching the talks when they got posted.
I really was okay with not being able to attend RubyConf 2008 this year until I checked out the IRC channel tonight. What is this? Hackfests, drunk hackers, jam sessions… Why did I have to go while the werewolf craze was at its prime ? I would be like a high school kid at a bush party right now, nail’n (weak American) beers and talking in code (there is a pun there).
Time to start getting my ducks in a row to hit acts_as_conference I guess.
Cheers to those who made it to RubyConf this year. Enjoy