Well, Xtech ended on Friday afternoon, and I’ve had the weekend to recover and to think about it all. Actually, I’ll need a lot longer than a weekend to process all the stuff that I took in, but it’ll be fun cogitating on everything I heard. I think Edd Dumbill and Matt Biddulph lined up some fantastic speakers, and having produced a conference myself in the past, I know just how much work it is.
The talks that stood out for me were:
– Matt Biddulph, talking about putting the BBC’s programme catalogue online.
– Paul Hammond, on open data and why there isn’t more of it about.
– Tom Coates, doing his web of data talk, which is always good.
Had some fun conversations too, with a whole host of people, including but not limited to: Teh Ryan King, Brian Suda, Thomas Vander Wal, Jeremy Keith, Simon Willison, Matt Patterson, Jeffrey McManus, and Jay Gooby. I’m sure I’ve missed someone off: sorry if that’s you!
The next Xtech will be in Paris in 2007. Can’t wait.