Looks like this article is over a year old, so some of the technical solutions or opinions may be a bit outdated now.

I’d have liked a more hardcore EE-specific focus, but a couple of items from day two were very interesting. In particular, Greg Salt’s talk on Membership spam and how best to combat it. As always, it’s nice to meet the EE community in the flesh and rediscover your passion for EE and web design. Good too, to see that DesignKarma’s first EE add-ons (MEFUand vBee) have gone down well.