Further to my earlier post, the first Oxford Geeknight was splendid. It all ran very smoothly, and though Simon Willison, Tom Dyson and I each had a small hand in setting up the tech, really all the praise has to rain down on the head of Natbat, who organised everything down to the minutest detail, but left us all with plenty of time to natter and mingle.
I’ve never known the first in (hopefully) a series of events go so well. Clearly from the reaction of the crowd this night fills a hole in the Oxford geek community’s calendar. I can’t comment on my own talk, of course, but there was some interesting stuff there: without doubt the two keynotes from Simon W (OpenID) and Olly Willans (Photoshop CS3), but also Tom’s peastat, James Wheare’s scraping of bus timetables LiveBus.org, and the Drupal and Mapnik introductions.
My talk went as well I could expect: I hope to put some slides and screenshots up here shortly. Unfortunately it touches on work that I’m trying to make live by the end of this week—the new version of my short story site—so I’m snowed under with that right now. Gosh, it’s all go, isn’t it?
(Note: I work with, for, by or under several people mentioned in this post. Take it as fawning sycophancy if you like.)