The week started off well as Dean Wampler and I presented a full day tutorial on Enterprise AOP to about 20 attendees. It was a great audience, mostly of experienced developers and architects who wanted to take their AOP and AspectJ knowledge to the next level. We taught the concepts of AOP and how to apply them in the morning. Then in the afternoon, everyone did well on the hands on exercises, which always test you after things sounded so straightforward in the lecture.
This followed a well attended AOP talk I gave at the Software Development West conference the week before. In both cases, I'm seeing more experience and knowledge among developers who come to talks about AOP, as well as interest in pragmatic questions about the next steps in adoption.