As one of the least-experienced people here (I'm only a 3rd-year undergraduate with an interest in grids, and no professional experience), I have some catching up to do with the basic information about these technologies. At the same time, I have more room for learning than some of the pros that are here.
So far, the first few days of sessions have been very informational. I especially loved yesterday's lessons on Condor, particularly the Shape Visualizer Practical. Today's discussion on Globus was also interesting, and I can't wait to get into the practicals.
What's amazing is that we still have a week and a half left, so there's plenty more to learn about.
Oh yeah, and if you haven't seen the downtown zombie chef, put it in your schedule - it's truly a life-changing experience.