Dana, Dana and Char arrived later and checked in. We went over to the Washington Convention Center and registered for the conference.
Paul arrived and I took everyone to the Dragon restaurant opposite the Hyatt where we had a scrumptious shared Asian meal. Paul shouted (hope you get MS to cough up Paul).
Later Paul and I had a muck around on YouTube (old band clips etc) and I showed him my new traveling guitar.
11:30-12:30 -- Lunch for 2000 MVPs.
12:30 -2.00pm - Welcome and KeyNote was Sean Driscoll
Opened by the new MVP boss; Colleen (works under Sean) said some nice thing about Sean and how we will all miss him. Sean was the Keynote speaking on Web 2.0 (which is basically about collaboration on the web).
This has been Seans little hobby for a while. It was very interesting. Collaboration on the web is obviously in its early
days but getting more sophisticated every day.
Next the MVPs broke into small groups to discuss all sorts of things (previously worked out via some submission process I hadn't seen).
This is a bigger Open Space discussion on NewsGroup experience and how can we improve it. I though the sessions didn't work too well - however I'm very tied and jet lagged.
So then Bill and I went out in the rain to "Office Depot" to buy a switch so we can both plug into the single wire network. Then we headed back - There was 1hr for catchup/drinks with your group. And then on to dinner.
The drinks and dinner area is on the arch over the road.