Just a quick post to say I attended the Rails underground conference and it rocked!
There were some fantastic talks by a wide range of speakers. My favourite being Jim Weirich's talk on the search for the Grand Unified Theory of Software Development. But I also enjoyed Yehuda's keynote talk on the future of Rails 3, Obie Fernandez's talk on setting up a rails business, and the panel discussion with all of the above, and a video-feed from DHH.
I also met some great people, including Desi McAdam, who introduced me to dev-chix, Geoffrey Grosenbach who chatted to me about my plans for my HyRes plugin and Yehuda Katz who I also chatted with about my plugin - and how to go about bringing it into Rails 3.