It's not often that I have a fleet of professional photographers following me around and taking my picture. That said, it does happen occasionally...

These are photos snapped at my company's big conference this year, and while there was no Bill Gates this time around, I did get to hang with Ben Bernanke, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Colorado Governor (not to mention my numero uno political crush) John Hickenlooper.

I desperately hope I didn't come off as this cloying in person

I have no words for the awkwardness I'm exhibiting in this photo

Ahh! Much better!