I just finished Day 1 of the AST Conference (CAST), and boy did I have a good time. The talks were good, but the people were better. There was definitely a general feeling of community there, which is something I haven't seen much at conferences I've been to lately. The crowd was relatively small (~180), but all good people.
Highlights for me:
* Hearing Lee Copeland talk about the role of QA as a services group (this makes almost too much sense to me)
* Talking to Jon Bach about the future of AST, CAST, and the other conferences that AST is hosting
* Watching a small group gather after my talk on Meta-Frameworks to share their experience with Meta-Frameworks
Anyway, now that I'm leaving tomorrow, I wish I was staying another day.