The turnout was great, the audience was engaging, and I enjoyed myself immensely. There was even an owl in the room -- but not the type you'd expect.
The owl was a "Meeting Owl 3" from Owl Labs.
The device has a center-of-room camera/microphone that zooms in on speakers’ faces for a face-to-face view.
As you can see, it even looks like an owl.
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How cool is that?