Yesterday’s usergroup presentation in Washington, D.C. went very well. Lots of excitement, good (and some tough) questions, and the interactivity I’ve come to expect from this group. What I did not expect was the poor turnout, this has been one of the best attended groups for over a decade, and yesterday’s numbers were the lowest I have seen for this group. That was quite a disappointment, but I’ll chalk it up to the suddenly nasty weather (which also wreaked havoc on flight in the area).
After the presentation I was treated to a tour of the White House. I got to follow the standard tour, through the Red Room, Green Room, Blue Room (RGB colored rooms, interesting), the State Dining Room, and more. I also got to look into lots of other rooms, including the Cabinet Room and the Oval Office. And then I got to see parts of the White House compound not on the official tour. The experience was entirely surreal, and rather awe inspiring (despite the fact that every room felt smaller than how I had envisioned it from pictures).
I am now in NYC, parked in the Adobe office so as to get some work done. This evening Adam Lehman and I will be presenting to a join session of the NYCFUG and the local Flex usergroup. Once again, I am looking forward to great turnout and the loud interactive session that this group has always delivered. I hope to see you there!