Dev-Jam feels less to me like a conference than a tradition. Most of the people here have been here before. There is no need to really organize or direct anything – it just happens.
One of the traditions is that everyone starts out with grand plans. By Day Two they tend to get scaled back quite a bit. I started out with the idea of organizing the wiki. Now I’ll be happy if I can get a decent Wikipedia article on OpenNMS written.
Yesterday I teased DJ Gregor about missing his first Dev-Jam. He responded by sending us 14 flavors of Jeni’s Ice Cream.
All is forgiven.
I am, however, worried about the geeks now playing with the dry ice.
Tonight we also continued a tradition we started last year by having Brasa cater dinner. If you are ever in Minneapolis-St. Paul, be sure to check out this restaurant, and if you can’t get around to it, at least plan to come to Dev-Jam next year.
It may become a tradition.