All in all, a good day out. Any regrets? Yes, Brighton is only an hour’s train ride from London, so I decided to make it a day trip. But I had to get up so early to make it to the venue in time that I was dog tired and began nodding off in the afternoon. I was also too tired to go to the after-conference party—and missed all the free beer! Next time, I’ll book myself into a local hotel.