2008 was the year that I started taking CDX, and the summit, seriously. Egged on by Dan I decided to host the summit at my place that year, and attempted to make it a big event. I think some people bemoaned the idea of putting the event on Facebook and expanding our audience, but in the long run it worked out OK.
I ended up renting tables for the first time, and I rented too many, making the summit look a bit desolate, despite having our largest turnout yet. The specter of rain loomed ominously forcing us to move trade fodder into my already crowded garage.
Lots of new faces showed up that year, some would go on to be regular CDX contributors.
Highlights of that year:
- Numerous giveaways, which were totally not targeted to that crowd. Sponsors sent a lot of stuff, and the crowd reaction was "meh". I think this was the last time I did a raffle.
- Matt Doughty spending almost the entire summit in my garage, building a powered suit out of first generation Glyos figures.