So another Guadec is over. This years was definedly the worst so far. The organization trouble before the confrence really gave me a bad feeling, which turned out to be true. I think the negative mood generated before the event itself caused the mood at Guadec to be really low. The talks weren't really inspireing, which I think was caused by the low mood of the talkgivers. This was not true for all talks, but the overall mood was bad. The organization trouble continued throughout the whole event. It was odd that in the evenings I felt good and had fun, but the bad atmosphere returned the next morning. There definedly needs to be outside monitoring on next years organizers. I agree with a lot of people that Dublin would be a great location for Guadec 4.
But overall the trip was great. Ate lots of good food and had lots of great talks with people (in the evenings or after guadec). Too bad we didn't see the sun until the last day, and on sunday it rained ice. Ironically the weather was excellent the day I left Sevilla.
"That's not a quickie, that's a fucking failure." - jdub
(You just had to be there to get that one.)