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I’m going to do my best to get to this since I can drive down from Auckland (assuming the car hasn’t finally arseploded)
Any other adafruitians going at all?
Not sure if I’ll go, the last 3 talks look interesting, the only ones I’d want to go to 🙂
If I manage to get one of those $100 credits through sparkfun I’ll try to find Nathan in Wellington and buy him a beer 😀 Maybe I should buy him a beer regardless 🙂
Yea, I’m going. Not sure if I’m an Adafruitian exactly – though I am frightfully nice etc.