Susie and Julia endured the hardship of a 3 day Open Data and Interoperability Summit in Samos Greece (July 2-5). Despite the glamourous setting and constant sunshine, they both learned a great deal from the event – which attracted Open Data experts from around the world and featured state-of-the–art updates from Europe's leading R&D initiatives in the Open Data field. Julia even managed to Chair an interactive session on regional Open Data initiatives from around the world, whilst Susie gained invaluable insights for the Citadel on the Move Open Data Standards plan. Indeed, all kidding aside, the combination of seaside, sun and global expertise makes the Samos Summit a 'not to miss' event in the European eGovernment calendar. We can't wait to see all our friends there next year!