I've posted my CodeCon 2003 review. Read it at http://www.mackinney.net/paul/codecon.html. It took me a while to get to it because of midterms, etc. Really a lot of fun.
And when I got back from the conference and logged onto Advogato, I'd made it from Observer to Apprentice. I can post articles! Either the system is working, or something's gone dreadfully wrong.