I’m going to the BIL event in a few weeks in Los Angeles. Pretty excited, it’s been literally four years since the last time I went, so it will be cool to catch up. As usual I’m going to be seeing Joel Grus, with whom I began my adventures in blogging in the early 2000s. If you haven’t gone to a BIL before I highly recommend it. To be frank there’s a fair amount of crankery, but also excited ideas. But that’s par for the course when you try and push the boundaries and bring together creative and analytic people together. It’s definitely not a conference for small talk.