I’m registered for C4, Jon Rentzsch’s ambitious Mac developer conference in Chicago. Even though the event runs only one evening and the following day, it’s clearly a lot of organizing for one guy (even with help) to pull off. Kudos to Rentzsch!
Registration is limited to 75 developers, so I was quick to pull the trigger and sign up. Apparently there are only about 20 spots remaining, so I guess I was smart to do so. The quick enrollment is great news because I assume it all-but-ensures Rentzsch a break-even scenario (and hopefully he’ll even earn a little profit for his troubles).
While most of the session descriptions don’t exactly jump out and scream excitement to me, the people who are delivering them are top-notch and it will be fun to hear what they have to say. I’ll have to finally get around to reading the Subversion Book so I can grill Brian Fitzpatrick on anything I still don’t understand.
Mostly though, C4 is for me a chance to make up for the socializing opportunities I missed by skipping WWDC this year. I already know that several people I’ve been anxious to meet will be present (including Rentzsch himself), perhaps you’ll also be among them? Comment here if you are planning on being there, so I can keep my eyes open for you!
Update: Thanks to Jeffrey in the comments for pointing out just how insane lodging is the weekend of C4. It’s looking pretty much impossible to find anything for less than $300/night anywhere within a few miles of the event. I’m probably going to end up staying somewhere out near the airport and just suffer the train ride in and back. The airport train runs all night long so I think this is a pretty reasonable compromise (for a savings of around $400).