the conference was great. seeing klaus heiss speak was a joy. also; meeting taylor dinerman was great - i look forward to future run-ins with him and his folk.
i also met elaine walker.
in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy i recall arthur dent describing tricia mcmillian ("trillian") as beautiful and devastatingly intelligent.
elaine is not unlike that. :)
also; the presentation on GPS by the principal engineer of the FAA was insightful. unfortunately i missed half of pascal lee's presentation on the mars on earth project - as i was pulled into a work issue.
unfortunately, ed belbruno couldn't make it - he's a professor of applied mathematics at princeton.
but all in all, the day was great.