I thought things went off quite well for us at ETEC.
We had 100+ people at the main presentation yesterday. The demo went off without a hitch and Andy waxed very eloquently about Chandler. Thanks specially to Pieter and Ducky for their support. The energy in the room was good and there were many more questions than time permitted.
People seemed to really get the "Chandler as platform" meme, understood there could be enormous impact, and were very supportive. At least a few developers are planning to fiddle with writing parcels.
I met with one former senior executive at a big software firm with a credible idea about a small-scale business around Chandler plug-ins.
Here's a write-up of the demo from Windley's Enterprise Computing Weblog.
Also, here's an entry from Chris Perillo's weblog on Chandler which I thought you'd like to see.
"I've been complaining about Outlook's shortcomings for a while now, but it's the only usable PIM (as far as I'm concerned) for the Windows platform. Jake switched to Entourage many moons ago, but I'm far from ready to migrate my entire digital lifestyle to OS X. Enter Chandler, a promising personal information manager from the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF). I downloaded the Win32 binary, ran the batch file, and in seconds, was staring at a very rudimentary client. Even at 0.1, it's impressive. Whoever's listening to me: you're on the right track. Please, don't stop until you're finished - and ask for feedback every step of the way."
Here's a directory, courtesy of Socialtext, of blogs about the conference.
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