I caught Gabe wandering through the exhibition hall earlier this evening. Based on a discussion we had over lunch, he has every reason to smile. Around 700 people registered to attend DVCon this year. That's up from 500 last year. I counted about 80 people in the AVM session this morning (rough estimate). Not sure how many folks were in the other tutorials though. It would be interesting to know how many people individual vendors were seeing stop by their booths. Some of them were busy scanning (without asking in many cases, I might add) the DVCon badges of attendees, so they should have a good count (among other things).