I went to my first development event, the Boston Post Mortem and it was a great experience. I’ve finally gotten my own project to the point where I feel confident in it and in my ability to complete it, so I didn’t feel like a complete poseur talking to people about it. The post mortem was 85% networking/meetup and 15% post mortem, which balanced out quite well. I didn’t know anyone there but I managed to walk myself into plenty of conversations and get introduced to people so I call it a huge success. The night could easily have been me standing around awkwardly in a bar staring at people talking to each other. Everyone I met there was really nice and enthusiastic so now I’m looking forward to going to more!