(I originally posted this on my MSDN blog.)
I attended the Alt.Net Seattle conference this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were lots of interesting sessions, which was great, but for me the best part of the experience was meeting and putting faces to so many people who have expanded my horizons and sharpened my abilities via blogs, books, email lists, and even Twitter.
I said this at the closing session, but I thought I’d repeat it here online – I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the collective community of folks who have spent so much of their own time to educate people like me. Thank you all. My professional career would not be the same without you. I can’t pay you back, so I hope to pay it forward.