None of it would have been as much fun without the incredible, inspirational and downright fun people we've met on the way. It would have been far tougher if we'd not been welcomed by them at unconferences and talks, chatted about work and non-work stuff online, and seen off the odd pie and snifter with them too.
I'd love to think I can name them all, but in my post-flu state I fear I am doomed to omit some; this would quite honestly upset me, because these people matter; so I won't do a list.
They should read this and know who they are.
And when you read this and know you're one of them... Thank you. 2012 was fun. 2013 can be better if we keep doing our thing.