Okay, I bit the bullet and signed up.
I went last year and it was an interesting combination of scary (there by myself, didn’t know anyone, nearly everyone there was smarter and generally better looking AND younger than I was – I’m talking Google and TiVo techs, guys, plus lots of LinuxChix) and excruciatingly interesting for almost the same reasons – nearly everyone there was smarter than I am, presenting a huge variety of incredibly interesting and bleeding edge technology talks in an open, lively way by truly interesting women. I made some online friends there that I still talk to on occasion, which is the most networking I’ve ever done in my whole life. It’s not my strong suit. And I haven’t used it for anything except fun. 🙂 But still!
Anyway, I’m going. It’s new, and hard, and a four hour drive, and I’ll be by myself again but I will know some faces and it should be mostly all good.