The Congruent Programmer
Phil Nash is simply Phil Nash. I’d be lying if the fact that he was giving the ACCU member keynote didn’t fill (no pun intended) me with envy. Phil was suffering from throat problems, but he’s so softly spoken anyway that you I didn’t really notice. I could hear everything he was saying at every point. In usual Phil Nash style his Mac toys were also giving him trouble. It appeared he was using his iPhone to move his presentation between slides and it was being more than a little temperamental. The keynote was highly amusing, as usual with lots of subtle references. Hopefully this is the first of many keynotes for Phil.
I hate putting presentations together and I hate practicing them. However when I get to the conference I really enjoy giving them and this one was no different to the last time (over two years ago). I had a great audience which nearly filled the room. The problem with ACCU audiences is that they’re pretty clued up already and I was acutely aware of this all the way through and felt I was only really filling in the gaps. And of course at the end they found all the holes that other audiences had failed to find! Roll on next year.