DevCon 2006 Day 1

Today was the first day of Intersystem‘s DevCon 2006. It’s the developers conference for the Database product we use at my work.
Anyway, I won’t go into technical details, other than to say yet again, I’m learning a lot and am glad I came. But the conference is in Rancho Mirage, CA. That’s right next to Palm Springs. In other words, it’s warm! Wisconsin is not. So this makes me happy. And the hotel is fantastic. Nice rooms, nice beds, nice area, with a golf course right out my window. Just fantastic! I forgot my camera though. Oops.
Tonight, some people from Intersystems took us out to dinner (my company is one of their biggest accounts). We went to this place called Pieros Acqua Pazza. They had a ton of just awesome well made dishes, including a lot of seafood. We had fried calamari, crab cakes, creviche, and raw tuna (the best raw fish I’ve ever had, so fresh, no fishy flavor!). Those were just the appetizers. I had sauteed sand dabs for my main course (yeah, it’s a type of fish with a weird name) and they were quite good. The whole meal was fantastic. Which, you would hope so, since the bill came to $288.50 for six people. Glad we weren’t paying. 🙂
Ah well, gotta log on to my work and do some stuff now.