If you did not attend CodeStock 2009, then you really missed out. It was one of the best conferences I have ever been to. I've been to a lot, so that means something. I've learned more, I've recieved more swag, ate better but never came back so energized.
I met so many people that I will now probably follow for a very long time. There are people that I have met at L.A., NYC, Chicago that were probably more popular, but I don't remember who they are. I'll remember the people I met in Knoxville at CodeStock.
The knowledge I gained was not just what cool stuff is coming down from Microsoft this year, but I fixed problems and made decisions. Alan Stevens orchestrated an Open Spaces portion of CodeStock that went far above what I had hoped. I had to leave early on Friday but Saturday was all about getting stuff done.
I also had a lot of fun with the family and at the after parties. If you are thinking about going next year. Check out these photo albums. You'll see all the fun we had.