- The Counterfeit Stones as the party headliners
- Eric Wells on building an EIS in Excel (bear in mind this was Excel from Office 4.2). Four sessions (IIRC) of well-planned presentation with full coding (which I transcribed!) to build a complete system from database to graphical controls on the spreadsheet to manage pivot tables and charts thereof. Superb. And I used it at two different employers to avoid building “reporting” systems to waste paper.
- The Chicago beta. This was 16 months before Windows 95 launched, and in the days of tightly controlled technical beta programmes (not the millions of Consumer Previews we see today). The sessions were held in the theatre on the pier to better control things, and strong NDA’s were issued and required before you got in!
- The conference organisers were certain we’d lowered the average age in Bournemouth by quite a few years
- Microsoft UK hired the Sega centre for an evening of free games
Nice 1997, 1998
Amsterdam 1999, 2000
Barcelona 2001, 2002, 2003
Amsterdam 2004, 2005
Barcelona 2006, 2007, 2008 (but now in winter!)
Berlin 2009, 2010
So, what for Amsterdam 2012?
But you can be sure I will be tweeting my impressions at My Twitter feed and blogging here!