Well, I used to think that the only cities I would choose to live in the US would be San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver. I now officially add San Diego to the list. Set on the pacific, it is continuously surrounded by it, with little peninsula's, coves, bays… it's a bit less charming than Sydney, but the sand is white, the weather is great, and there's a lot of surf.
This place definitely feels a lot more "Cali" than Northern California… Cali in the television sense if you know what I mean… kinda like LA, but without the glitz, obnoxiousness, and "Did you see me" feel. As I was walking down Mission Beach yesterday after the conference, I saw couples on tandems, rollerbladers, iPod Runners, Horse Shoe throwers, surfers, skateboarders… they were all there… the wind was warm (the santa anna winds ???), but it felt real good.
Had some crab at this joint on the beach, and chilled out with a couple of beers.
Nice. Real Nice.
In terms of the conference, well it's pretty good quality (check out the confe rence location on the right !!!!). My colleague's GK (Director of Industry Vision) and TG (Chief Scientist @ DOX) did well, not surprisingly. I learned a bit, networked a ton, and got 0 leads as the booth babe (booth babe is a sexist reference to the ladies that staff the really big industry forum booths…. Like E3, for example). I guess I ain't cut out for it ;-). In any case, I held the fort, which is what I was here to do.