As a presenter and "speedgeeker" at the Irish Lotus User Group 2008, I want to extend my thanks to the organizers of the event. I am sure that it was a great deal of work, but it ran flawlessley from my point of view.
I was able to not only present and speedgeek, but also gather feedback about Notes 8.5 beta from an international audience. That's important to me and the design team, and it was perfect timing since the public beta had just been announced.
I know they are all exhausted (and they must be a little insane because they just announced UKLUG )
So thanks again to Warren Elsmore, Kitty Elsmore, Paul Mooney, Eileen Fitzgerald (special thanks to her hiking recommendations and directions also, the Howth head hike was gorgeous), Bill Buchan, Tom Duff, Matt White, Julian Woodward, and Rob Novak, and all the others who helped out.
The community spirit was great, and that's why I love my job. Lotus Notes isn't just a software product-- it's a community of people who honestly have fun together!