SPTechCon from DBA perspective
Overall this was an interesting conference and I learned a lot about SharePoint, since SP is not my area of expertise it goes without saying, I should have learned a lot. One surprise for me is how in several sessions, the SP experts made statements concerning database maintenance, performance etc that were in conflict with standard DB best practices and in one case just outright wrong but the presenter would not entertain that possibility. He may know SP, but not DB....
The location of the conference was a little problematic if you wanted to take a walk and not aware that within a block there were a couple of soup kitchens, homeless shelters and some other, uh seedy areas. In one direction, no problems, the other, truly the 'dark side' of life on the streets.
Apart from those two issues, I thought it was a great conference.