This week I get to hang out with lots of smart people. Monday through Thursday is the Microsoft MVP Global Summit, and the ALT.NET Open Spaces, Seattle runs from Friday through Sunday.
One aspect of these events that I really like is the lack of name-dropping. It's just plain dangerous with so many "elites" walking about. I can imagine that the potential for an embarrassing faux pas is pretty high.
Fanboy Geek: "I was talking to Martin Fowler the other day and he said..."
Martin: "Hi, I'm Martin Fowler. Who the heck are you?"