I’m back from Netherlands, and my first conference. The conference was just about okay — not totally in my area, so didn’t meet a whole lot of interesting people; not totally well organized, so not a whole lot fun — but on the whole it was an amazing experience! Volendam was a nice, quaint, little old town. Though a bit pricey, I must say. Hotel Spaander was, well unique. Lots of fine arts, good on facilities and average on services. Quite surprisingly, network connectivity was a scarce resource at this particular “networking” conference — quite an irony actually, if you ask me.