Well, I can’t afford South By South West as air fares are out of the question, so it’s a choice between @media 2006 which has a great line up of speakers (including Gez Lemon and Patrick Lauke – yay!) and Jeremy Keith’s Ajax workshop. It’s a bloody hard choice.
Something that John Oxton wrote resonated with me:
So I’m off to hear Jeremy Keith speak, even though he threatened to take out a restraining order on me because, much as I love his book (and still need to get round to reviewing it), I learn best by doing rather than just reading, and like the idea of a Workshop where I can just put my hand up and ask the teacher. He’s a witty and engaging speaker from what I saw of him at @media 2005.
Plus, having banged on about “Hijax“, I need to make sure that I really understand it before berating colleagues about it.
Are you going? Let me know!
Stop press 9 Jan. A charming mystery benefactor has signed me up for@media, too. Yay! See you there.
Accommodation in London
I commented on a post on Christian Heillman’s site and thought I’d post it here, too. My mystery benefactor is paying for my hotel room for @media, but if you’re looking for decent accommodation in London, I can recommend the Luna and Simone Hotel in Pimlico (10 minutes walk from Victoria Station, which is two tube stops from Westminster). £50 for an ensuite bedroom, with a cooked-to-order English breakfast. I’ve no connection to the place, and YMMV, but it’s where I stay in central Lahndahn if I’m using my own money.