Newkirk and JAOO 2005

Jim Newkirk blogs about JAOO here and says he thinks my and Kim's tutorial will be an interesting one. Did I ever mention that Jim is one extremely smart guy?

No but seriously, Jim has an important point about how difficult it is to compare different conferences. They are so different by their very natures.

That said, something that surprises me about JAOO is that so few seem to know about it. Thatís strange and it's a shame too, considering that it's an extremely good conference. Sure, they get lots of attendees, but when I talk around with people, very few have heard about the conference... I'm sure that will change, and maybe already this year.