London, UK, 27th of February 2008 - Yesterday night found around 60 developers, designers, project managers and people lucky enough to sign up in time at upcoming in De Hem's - a pub in London's West End to celebrate the 2nd birthday of the Yahoo User Interface Library (YUI).
The noise level was adequate and did not disturb the neighbours (China Town, actually) and the only casualties of the festivities were a very young cake (exhibit 1), and a fair amount of refreshing beverages originally stored in barrels (not shown to protect the innocent).
Exhibit 1: the cake
During the course of the evening the assembled consumed a visual and almost audible (small speakers) greeting from the YUI team in the U.S., a presentation on what everybody in the world can do to help the YUI (exhibit 2), and several platters of Dutch finger food, including chips with peanut sauce (don't ask).
Exhibit 2: the presentation
At the current state of intelligence gathering, the only things that went missing and were caught on CCTV to change ownership are copious amounts of so-called "Schwag" in the form of T-Shirts and stickers (exhibit 3). This should make it easy to spot those who were responsible for everybody having a "jolly good time" in the nearer future.
Exhibit 3: "Schwag"
Investigations will continue, and new evidence is very likely to crop up on flickr.