Ohgod, only 6 more sleeps until LCA2009 starts here in Hobart, and planet lca2009 has just been announced, so I suppose I’d better make a first post.

I’m really really excited (as Tom has already pointed out), and I hope all the excitement turns out to be justified (not that I have any doubt at all). There are some absolutely fantastic talks and tutorials lined up for every day of the week, which I’m really looking forward to.

Outside of the conference proper, I hope that you take as many opportunities as possible to take in Hobart’s scenery, including Mt Wellington (which is 30 mins drive to the summit from the city, and from which you can view the entire city) and Salamanca, amongst others.

I’m looking forward to meeting those of you that make the march south over the next week, and I hope you enjoy Hobart as much as I do.