Well, An Event Apart Philadelphia is in the history books. (Or, as they might say on the original Iron Chef, “Battle Standards is OVAH!!!”.) If you want to relive the event, vicariously or otherwise, there’s a Flickr group for the event, as well as all the public photos tagged “aneventapart”. As I write this, those two sets of pictures don’t form a perfect union, so if you’re really curious, it’s worth checking out both.
I haven’t seen any feedback yet, so I only know what I thought of the event. At the risk of sounding egotistical, not to mention ungrammatical, I thought it went great. There were things that could have gone better—my presentation on em-based layouts particularly needs some buffing and polishing—but given that it was the first in the series, and as such largely uncharted waters, I’m not sure I could be happier about how things went. Even the problems that arose, like the morning crushing of the wifi, were corrected quickly. The audience seemed really involved and their questions were sharp. We got a few laughs. Life was good.
Jeffrey and I would like to sincerely thank each and every attendee for making the event so great, and to thank our sponsors (AIGA, Media Temple, New Riders, and Pixelworthy) for helping make the event possible at all.