Day 3 – This was the final day of the normal sessions, and it finished strong. I went to sessions by Alex Fatkulin, Bryn Llewellyn, Kellyn Pot’Vin, Maria Colgan, and Kerry Osborne. I was impressed with all of the speakers, which was no surprise given the people presenting. I definitely enjoyed Bryn’s talk. I really like his no-nonsense style and his sense of humor. My favorite session of the day though was Maria’s.. I hadn’t seen her present before, so had no idea how good she was. I got quite a bit of information just from her side comments and was entertained throughout.
Day 4 – This was the training day with Tanel. He showed off his process for looking into performance issues, including many of his scripts and how to use them. Like everything Tanel does, it was an excellent presentation. Now I just need to spend some time with them so I don’t forget what I have learned.
Overall, I was very impressed with my first Hotsos Symposium. The organizers and volunteers were very organized and always helpful. I had a great time and met a lot of brilliant people.. this will definitely not be my last Symposium!