So that was my first ApacheCon - if you don't count the one in Dublin at which I drank far too much Guiness and decided on a career change which took me on a slightly circuitous route through PHP and back to Apache again.
It was a pretty amazing conference all round - great to meet Lin Sun, Jarek Gawor, Kevan Miller and others from IBM. Also great to meet new Apache people - and catch up with the ones I already knew.
AWESOME that IBM is a gold sponsor of the ASF - well done whoever made that happen!
As usual I learned a lot about technology - Kevan had a nice slide explaining which other Apache projects are used in Geronimo - I had no idea. I do like this philosophy - no need to re-invent wheels when there are Apache projects which provide spokes, hubs, rims and tyres.