Well, the first DDD North is over. It was a load of fun and Andy Westgarth and his team did a fantastic organisation job. I say “team”, but a large number of the people helping out were family. It was amazing the number of family members that had gotten stuck in to help, both adults and children alike. It made the the event feel different to others. Even the geek dinner on the night, paid for by DevExpress, was organised so that rather than being a in a local pizza place, ended up at the Staduim of Light, With a family carvery – I had to drive to Bristol that night, but there was no way I was going to miss it!