Yesterday and today have been jam-packed with interesting sessions. The best of the bunch by far, though, was the roundtable discussion on agility and architecture Bob Martin led this afternoon.
I'm still trying to decide whether SD was incredibly smart or incredibly silly in putting this session in a rather small room. Bob Martin is the most engaging speaker I know, and his sessions are always packed. This one was no exception: standing room only, with plenty of people doing just that. While a larger room would have fixed that, I think the small room actually increased the quality of the discussion by forcing everyone into such close proximity. (So I'm going to go with incredibly smart.)
The discussion was deep and funny and wide-ranging (Bob's opening question: "Which white dwarf is closest to our sun?") and illuminating. The most interesting points for me:
Bob Martin is one of a very few people whose talks I attend just because he is the speaker. Sessions like this are the reason I attend SD.