I had meant to write up my thoughts on Fluent 2015 as soon as I got back home, but, life has a way of - well - being life. And as I’m about to leave for another conference tomorrow I figured I’d better write up some thoughts about Fluent 2015 before I head out. I should point out that these nuggets are not in any particular order (heck, the first one is probably the least important), and that I’ve been to a couple Fluent conferences so part of my what I’m responding to are changes from previous years (and in every case - a good change).
- One of my memories of the first Fluent was how awful the food was. Yeah, I know that isn't the most important thing, but if I can still remember that then you know how bad it was. (Or I'm just really preoccupied with food.) This year it was great.
- Another memory of an earlier Fluent was having difficulty going from one room to another. I seem to remember a twisty path going up flights of stairs, entering a blue police box, etc. You get the idea. This year everything was nice and tightly packed. It was very easy to go from one room to another. I will gladly take a location that is half as fancy as another if it means a conference with easy to find rooms. Of course, this year the location was both fancy and well setup, so location-wise, it was perfect.
- Wifi was a problem. Not always, but enough to stand out. That's the only black mark I can give this conference, and frankly, if they told me that wifi would be just as bad next year, it wouldn't make me reconsider going for one second. I'm going to include it here because it should be corrected and checked thoroughly for next year, but it certainly didn't take away from my enjoyment and education.