Meeting Readers at Linuxworld
by David Sklar
Meeting other authors like Derek Vadala and Æleen Frisch as well as other O'Reilly folks who toil behind the scenes (editing, marketing, designing, PR-ing) was a treat too. I'm still learning about everything (besides the writing) that goes into book production.
I also spent some time at the NYPHP booth, New York's own excellent PHP user group. If you're in or around New York City (and are interested in PHP), don't miss its meetings and mailing-list.
My only complaint about the show has nothing at all to do with Linux: it's about the dismal food that the convention center sells. I did OK with a gyro vendor across the street, but the culinary situation was much better at the last trade show I went to at the Javits center -- the NASFT Fancy Food Show. Yum.