The first news is that the Spark v1.0 bits are now officially released and are the default download at CodePlex. It re-opens the gates to more substantial changes that have been postponed for the release milestone.
I had mentioned I was preparing for this and someone on Twitter asked if it would be recorded, so I arranged for a camcorder to be present.
There were some lessons learned. One is that CamStudio will record as long as you like, then fail when it’s compressing and interleaving audio if the result is larger than 4GB.
Fortunately, out of a deep-seated (and apparently justified) distrust of technology there was also a camcorder on a tripod. An Avisynth filter named Reform provided some fairly acceptable results reconstructing a 4:3 aspect ratio of the screen.
There is an additional 30 minutes of audio captured by CamStudio after the tape ran out. I’m thinking of recapturing a video to go with that.