6. Best Gathering `09

Was there a conference or workshop you attended that was especially beneficial? Where was it? What did you learn?

I attended nary a workshop or conference. I don’t do much of that type of thing any more; I used to when I worked in corporate I.T. but, now, as a chef, freelance webmaster and small time programmer it’s not in the cards.

I did attend one large gathering that was interesting and useful. It was the Wacky Races held in Villaricos in southern Spain (Almeria province). Wacky Races is/was a TV series, just in the UK I suspect - because I don’t remember it. Anyway, people push someone around the streets of Villaricos in unpowered carts (or, rather, human-powered) and sweat and cheer for their team (sponsored by local small businesses) and raise money for a good cause. This year my local bar/cafĂ© (Frankie's Bar) took first prize.

A load of money was raised for the Vera (another local village) center for the learning disabled.

Just a bunch of people getting together to do some good and have a little fun on a sunny November day.

Some links are to Facebook so you might or might not be able to connect.


Picture from The Reader.es used spontaneously and without specific permission.

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