While catching up on about 2 weeks of Mono Subversion commit emails (about 1000), building Mono, and writing a new Facebook REST client library, I came across ReMIX 07 in Boston, which certainly looks interesting. I haven't been to Boston yet, and it'd be nice to at the very least, to try to buy Miguel and some of the Boston-based Mono team a beer, maybe to make up for some of my anger that sometimes blurts out into the IRC channel:
05:48 <rtyler> god [expletive-deleted] damnit, I'm going to beat somebody up
(Which, in all fairness, usually stems from some idiot mistake on my part)
Most of the sessions seem to be targeting web developers, which is a role I find myself increasingly definable by, despite my role being clearly stated on my business card:
Regardless, seeing what developers are doing off in la-la-Microsoft land should be interesting as most of my webdevelopmentwork is either in Python or ASP.NET(Mono).
I am a little disappointed in the lack of sessions on IronPython and where that project is heading; it probably lost out to mega-mind-boggling sessions like "Stop Building PowerPoint Backgrounds & Start Selling High-end Presentations", which means I would have to settle on "Just Glue It! Ruby and the DLR in Silverlight" for my DLR fix.
That said, will it be worth a trip across country and a couple of hundred dollars out of pocket? Any couches available in the Boston are? And of course, are Microsoft conferences that awesome?