Despite a long day, I loved it. It felt like one of the wonderful Mashed Library events, but you did not have to be a techy or shambrarian to get the best of it, and no-one was extolling the virtues of at RDF at you.
My personal highlight was being able to skip the academic-y open data stuff and attend sessions on the value of mobile libraries, librarians as champions of literacy and gamification of library services. Not possible at UKSG, as someone pointed out to me.
It was great to meet people, time to reflect and network is incredibly valuable and the kind of thing I would have loved earlier on in my career.
I hope to attend again, but also hope there is a good space between them so the format stays fresh, and maybe it begins a bit later so I don’t have to get myself up at 4:30am …