First of all: What is SCIFOO ? Forget about all those definitions about 'unconference' or 'science', here is the non-official definition: Scifoo is an event where you're invited and that just makes jealous all your friends and colleagues ! And it just works as I don't have any more friends and my colleagues hate me. A few people have been to Scifoo twice but I hate them :-)
Many things have already been said on the blogosphere about the event: see here, here or here and I just can say that it was GREAT (You're JEALOUS, I KNOW !)!! :-) I felt so small beside all those great minds, It was really intimidating.
I want to thank again Timo Hannay for the invitation and my boss Philippe Gesnouin for paying the trip.
Thanks also to Duncan, Deepak , Euan, Richard, Attila, and some other... (it was nice to put a name on your faces !) for trying on making me speak about myself :-) The tent was also too noisy: as a French, is was really difficult to understand or speak with the people there.
The fame is something relative: I didn't know who was Martha Steward, nor Freeman Dyson, nor James Randi.
The presentations I really liked:
- James Randi : The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge
- Lincoln Stein : James Watson's Personal Genome Sequence
- Jonathan Eisen: The Human Commensal Flora
Strangely, I received a lot of positive feedback about my drawings while it was just some quick doodles. I haven't been drawing for a long time and this gave me the desire to go back to my drawing board, so may be this summer I will draw some scientits'portraits ... (just women, this is far more pleasant !)
OK, and now ladies and gentlemen, here are the latest cartoons I drew during Scifoo.
see also Eva's talk at TED
.. but that was not the first time I was on the cover of Nature
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