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So, yesterday was the Open Tech 05 event. I think a good time was had by all.

The feedback from my presentation suggests it went well, which is good as that was my main objective of the day.

A number of photos up already on Flickr. You can check out all photos tagged for the event or have a look at these of me:

Some ok:

Some not so ok:

We all went out for “the best curry in the world” (according to the restaurant’s website, funnily enough). Much of the enjoyment and benefit of these conferences is the networking and socialising that takes place afterwards, so it was good to go and meet some old friends and gain new ones.

The curry was ok, but despite ordering about 10 different curries, they all tasted pretty similar to me. I think they were one of these places that has 5 source pots from which they can make hundreds of different dishes. 6/10 – but hardly “the world’s best”

We went on to “Garlic & Shots” bar in Soho – some gothic themed joint I’ve never been to before (laced with subtle Swedish references in it’s decor). Fortunately my trademark versatile all=black attire came into its own once again, ensuring that I didn’t look out of place despite my lack of body piercing and tattoos.

I’m already looking forward to next year’s event, which I hope the BBC will continue to be heavily involved in.

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