O'Reilly 25th (19 Jun 2003)
This year is the 25th anniversary of O'Reilly as a company. To celibrate O'Reilly had a boat party going down the Thames (the river that runs through London).
I wouldn't wish to pick out a few names from the numbers there so I'm not going to. But there were over a hundred authors, editors and members of the UK Linux/Open Source community there as well as the guest of honour, Mr O'Reilly himself (who was about 45 minutes late .
Free food, free bar, interesting people - what more could you want? I had a great time.