I started with this one here in Melbourne
This one was for free, so it was much smaller then the last one I went to, which cost several hundred dollars. Smaller, and people seemed to be trying harder to sell things to us rather than help us. That annoyed me a tiny bit. I did learn a few things but they’re only useful for work. I like these things better if I can learn things that help me too.
But it was easily worth all that money Especially when I didn’t pay for it, haha! I learned so much, I wrote a summary of the conference that was still 2000 words long! Covering topics on user experience, personal development, how to use web development skills to do things for phones and desktops, advanced web techniques, so much darling I met a few really cool people, maybe 7, and they’re all really smart, full of ideas and fun I was messaging and hanging out with them all conference so I kept running out of battery around 3 or 4pm each day =O Hehe look, I took a pic of one of their shoes!
And the conference was fully catered, all you can eat! I ate as much breakfast as I wanted, as much morning tea as I wanted, as much lunch as I wanted, as much afternoon tea as I wanted. And the food was different every day! Except for afternoon tea – it was always ice cream and lollies
Sydney is so beautiful too. Darling Harbour with its clear water, beautiful restaurants, paths and parks full of beautiful people, it’s great. I didn’t get any pics of our hotel or the surrounds because I kept running out of battery each day. But, I did get this one surreal shot in Chinatown
We did so much exploring – my coworker was lost a lot and didn’t really know his way around Sydney so I was leading the way most of the time. And since I was in the lead, of course I went looking for toys
And we went looking for food and games too I think I spent $40 on Tekken, and my coworker spent $40 trying to win a Yoshi toy from a skill tester machine When I finally got back to Melbourne, I had lots of pretty food with my friends – you’ll have to meet them one day darling. Ahhh…I’ll be really sad if I have to leave them behind