November 1, 2012
Now I'm a fan of Luke Wroblewski.
I'm the art director/jack of all trades at Workforce, a Crain media outlet for HR professionals. However, I never get to talk with other designers or web professionals. As the role here has morphed from just print design that my predecessor filled to my role as online designer, to UX designer, I'm interested in talking with people who do what I do and sharing ideas and experiences.
You can read all the books you want, but the insights of talented professionals can shed new light on any topic and the truth from the field makes a whole lot of sense and can bring new concepts down to Earth.
It was well organized and the group was well-informed and brought a lot to the discussion beyond just what the book said. I learned a lot a met smart people.