In between talking to people, my view of the conference was mainly looking at the other sponsor's stands. So, here are some observations based on what I saw:
- This is a great UK conference to sponsor if you want to reach Java developers.
- The busiest stands were the ones that had tools demos and/or were able to sell interesting stories about work that they were involved in - or they were hiring :-)
Here's my favourite image from the conference - taken at about 19:00 by a slightly wobbly photographer - I have appropriated the Microsft stand - which was looking a little lonely.
By the way, I am a recovering Windows user - I've been free for nearly three years now, so it took me several beers to get this close....