@Media 2010 – Sociable
The @Media conference has always had two sides – the conference itself, and the sociable side of things, getting to meet one’s peers, make connections and all that.
Unsurprisingly, it’s not the side that interests me the most. In fact if I’m honest it doesn’t interest me at all.
I don’t really know why, but conferences like @Media bring out more of the autistic anti-social in me than they should. I find I don’t particularly want/need to make connections with other developers in general and I’m not overly interested in being put together in social situations with a butt-load of people I don’t know. I’m OK with people I know (whether in person or on-line) and on that score I’m OK – which is why I did meet up with friends while in London, but didn’t bother with the social @Media guff at all.
So for me I could happily live without the social side of the conference. Maybe I should do more on that side, but well, I really can’t be chuffed.