"They were even serving free beer every afternoon in the expo hall."
I couldn't even get a real cup of coffee. All they had was espresso, and it tasted like molasses.
Google had unlimited Starbucks and unlimited free cups of candy of any kind.
"Not sure which build conference you attended if you had to pay for your refreshments..."
There were quite a few people, not to mention MS devs, in the Anaheim Hilton next building over, at the food court buying stuff, because they wanted real food.
"He apparently was wanting nasty veggie dogs and the crappy generic candy you scoop out of bins like at the candy stores that you find at the mall."
Actually aside from the derogatory adjectives, that would be correct. I will be sticking to SF conferences from now on.
FTW, every developer there looked like they were bored to tears.