This was the first year that I made it out to the ESRI User Conference in San Diego. As expected, the sheer size of the event was a little overwhelming. While I had spent some time looking over the agenda to see what I might be interested in, once inside the Convention Center, it felt like I was spending more time running from session to session than actually sitting still. There is definitely a lot of resources to be found at the UC but you have got to pick out the goodies. I thought some of the most useful material came from the “tips and tricks” types technical sessions while the audience size for something like “How to implement Enterprise Solution …” made for a less fruitful learning experience. Most of all, I enjoyed meeting a bunch of fellow GIS folks, e.g. at the the PUG Social. Looking forward to 2012 !