I’ve just returned from OzCHI 2004 (which, as it sounds, is an Australian CHI conference). While I was disappointed with some of the papers (there were a number that covered quite old ground), many were interesting, and some were even quite entertaining.
Better than the papers were the people and discussions, as usual. Someone asked me at dinner “Are you talking work?” – “Hell yes”. Of course we were – client work, university work, how to combine academic and practitioner work, strange ideas, interesting projects, and much, much more.
It was great to get home to my family (and shortly to my own bed), and the 4 days of good conversation will keep me thinking for a while.