Pylons/TG2/WSGI Sprint and sight-seeing weekend
I spent much of the weekend in sunny Sebastopol at the Pylons/TG2/WSGI sprint at O'Reilly's headquarters there. One doesn't expect the lack of fanfare that marks the O'Reilly offices - besides a modest sign on entry to the parking lot, only a Tarsier statue made of recycled metal identifies the pretty normal-looking offices.
There's not much I can say that would probably be of interest to others other than I had a lot of fun, and the sprinters were all very friendly, great to chat to, geeky, and generally just like the great group of geeks we have in Cape Town.
My awesome carpool partner, Kelvin, not only managed not to go mad stuck with me in a car for an hour and a bit each way for two days - he was quite keen to show me around San Francisco on Sunday evening. We did some common tourist things - went to the TransAmerica Pyramid, Union Square, past the Symphony Hall, through the Golden Gate Park and China Town, up Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill, down the "Crookedest Road", and generally meandering all over the place.