Thanks to the 50+ folks that showed up to the presentation yesterday. The place was packed to the back wall, and there were plenty of good questions and discussions afterward. I thought there would be 15-20 people, but the turnout was much better than expected. After the butterflies in my stomach settled, which was after everyone laughed at the Bjork picture instead of groaning, I had a great time. Of course, a big Thank You to Heida for setting it all up. I think the space was perfect, and the audience was very engaging, diverse, and friendly (even the guy with the mind-brain dichotomy questions - I love those discussions, but they can drag on for others, so I'm glad Heida cut it short when other folks started to glaze over).
Sorry about the accessibility problem at the location - the talk was held upstairs and there was no wheelchair access. When we found out about the issue Heida called several places to change locations and even a couple government departments to see if we could get some assistance, but it was too late. I am leaving tomorrow (the 7th) around 3pm, otherwise I would hold a second talk for those that couldn't attend, but at a more accessible location.
If anyone was unable to attend because of the access issue, catch me during the day today on the Reykjavik streets. I will be bouncing around town until around 8-9pm. Just look for the guy with messy/spikey hair wearing all black and dirty hiking boots, and carrying a laptop case and camera bag. I will also be at Babalu's (Babalú) around 7 or 8 (Skólavörðustígur 22a, city center), so email or reply to this post if you want to meet around then or later. Or earlier. I will check my email every hour or so today, so don't be afraid to just say, "Meet me at B5 at 6pm." If there are any conflicts, I'll pick a place and post it + email. Now that I think about it, Babalu's doesn't have wheelchair access either, but that is where my ride is picking me up. If you want to stop by and send someone up to grab me, please do so. If I am not there, I might have already been swept off to another location, so I will leave a note with the cashier if that happens.
I will possibly post the slides as PDFs, but want to clear it with the boss before I do. I know several people at CCP (makers of EVE Online) were unable to attend due to working late, so I'll see what I can work out. btw - CCP = Awesome work environment and friendly people.
Twas fun! Takk Fyrir!