I was fortunate enough to be brought to the Joomla World Conference in San Jose CA. It was quite an interesting trip...
I presented my plans for the Extensions Directory foruntaly you are able to view my awful public speaking skills in this YouTube video.
It was nice to finally put names to faces and get a look into how changes really effect the livelyhood of developers.
If you get a chance to attend a Joomla event you should. It's like a big family reunion and even includes the creepy uncle. We surely have an amazing community.
During the event I got to push my agenda for the JED and got some great feedback. A few team members helped me nail down some of the new review system aspects which will be a great step forward for the site and community.