EDIT: If you're near Chicago, please stop by. I offer both a venue for a meetup, and a place to stay.
We <3 AWS.
We do exist.
Minneapolis & Chicago
My grandson's first birthday before the trip, and my UW graduation after, in close proximity to my daughter's high school and college graduation (she did her last two years of high school in a "Running Start" program, so she gets her HS diploma and her AA degree more or less simultaneously).
I also need to leave some time to write up a nice report since this trip is also an independent study for my Master's degree!