Very useful to me! Lots of new ideas to try. Really demystifying, literally.
The networking aspect was quite beneficial. Outside of the presentations, being able to talk with the presenters about what they were doing and being able to talk about what I had tried was very useful.
The weekend was great! As a non-engineer, I really enjoyed the balance of context and applications. I loved the lightning talks. The speakers were engaging and diverse, and it was a great way to cap the weekend.