I did it.  I convinced my bride of 5 years (coming up) to spend our
anniversary in Tampa FLA at "rubycon 1".  Therefore: there are few
excuses that any of you can have for not attending http://www.rubyconf.org
If I can do it, so can you! :-)

My vote for speakers was: Guy Decoux, Dave Thomas and David Alan
Black.  There are many others on this list that I think would be
wonderful speakers as well.  I see that Matz, Avi Bryant, Robert Feldt
(is he back from vacation yet?), Andrew Hunt, Lyle Johnson and others
are already slated spots under the bright lights.

I'm looking forward to meeting many of you.

-joe