But the point of this post isn't to name drop (notice I mentioned no names there, only positions), but to talk about what happened AFTER the seminar, on the drive back from SF.
Alternator go boom. So my car is currently sitting in a ritzy garage in Los Altos being repaired to the tune of at least $381 (and change).
Le sigh. Every day can't be fantastic, but at least it didn't die all the way up in the city.