dev8D, days one and two

I’m currently at this year’s dev8D. So far, I’ve spent a morning learning about the other projects in the JISC’s VRE programme (of which I’m a part), learned about RDF support in Drupal, persuaded someone that they should be using Tycho in their project and pitched it to someone else, played a cool metagame guessing the rules of the game, learned the basics of Clojure in a programming dojo (I am now a LISP programmer, according to my sensei), discussed the use of metadata in a wide variety of contexts, and built a mangonel out of some pencils, some string and a plastic box, for firing rubber ducks across the room.

And we’re not quite halfway through yet.

I’m off to see the RepRap in the other room.