Another OSDC is over and I'm exhausted. We did well this year. I believe registrations were about 185 when we closed them, but we got another 10 or so "walk-ins". Considering that we didn't advertise "walk-ins" (we only decided upon them late Tuesday afternoon) I think that that's pretty amazing. My job was publicity, so I can feel confident that I did it well. (For reference, previous years counts were: 153 for 2004 and 141 for 2005).
From an administrative point of view, there were a number of obvious (in retrospect) mistakes, but nothing we couldn't recover from. Examples include small things such as difficulties with printing name tags and not giving ourselves enough time to bump in.
Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. It seems that everyone was happy with the mix of talks and speakers. There were some (valid) complaints about the catering, but most people understood that we were unhappy about it too and that we did our best to fix it.
The committee members did a fantastic job in making it all happen, and I'm hoping that my colleagues get a good chance this weekend to recover. Particular thanks go to:
It was great to work with such a group of talented and dedicated professionals.