Today I attended a one day technical conference that ThoughtWorks hosted at their Manchester, UK office. With an attendance of around 70 and two streams the sessions were nice and focused with plenty of questions and discussions (most sessions ended up running over).
The two sessions that stood out the most to me was the Agile Architect session with Erik Doernenburg and Scala at GU with Graham Tackley I did however learn a lot from all the sessions and it was a lot of fun to talk programming languages (mostly CLisp weirdly) with other attendees.
There is talk of them hosting another and it would be great to see loads of folks from the Manchester area feature. It would also be loads of fun to see Neal Ford and Dan North, maybe even Martin Fowler.