About a month ago, Kaliya and I had a serious conversation about possibly having to cancel the Internet Identity Workshop this time. Registrations were not coming in as fast as usual and no one had committed to any of the major sponsorships. I was concerned I'd end up personally eating the cost of the conference if we moved forward. Shortly after that, Ping Identity and Microsoft both stepped up and gave us confidence to move forward. That's a good thing because this turned out to be the best IIW I can remember.
There seem to be peaks and valleys for when people need to com together to cooperate and this must have been one of the peaks. There was a lot of energy from start to finish and I had many people tell me how much they'd accomplished. I'm glad that the workshop was able provide the venue for that progress.
Thanks to the sponsors and especially to the attendees for coming ready to work. Kaliya did an amazing job, as usual. The next IIW will be May 18-20 in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. I hope to see you there!