Back in the office, more events to come

You know, most of my life I’ve looked forward to the traveling lifestyle. It’s always fun to go and see new things. But it’s exhausting. It’s so nice to be back in my office.

Not so nice is my email. Whew. And my tasks. Double whew.

But, I shouldn’t complain. While I was off skiing last week my coworkers were working nearly around the clock finishing off something cool that you’ll see soon.

I’m not allowed to tell you what is up, but let’s just say that it’s the offspring of what happened here¬†when Amanda Congdon of Rocketboom kissed the Nine Guy. :-)

I do work with some people who just impress the hell out of me. Jeff Sandquist didn’t get the credit he was due for Channel 9 (at least not in our book) but he’s one of those people at Microsoft I’d go to if I wanted to get something done. And, I’m not just kissing up cause he’s my boss. You’ll all see again soon.

Anyway, there’s a lot of things going on. Tons of conferences and geek events¬†are coming through my inbox.

Like what?

Well, Gaurav Bhatnagar reports that there’ll be a Barcamp in New Delhi, India. That should be well attended! I found a few new Indian tech bloggers linked off of that.

The Podcast Hotel is this week in Seattle. Maryam and I are gonna try to get there.

The Blogger Cruise, in October, going from Florida to Cozumel is gonna be one of the experiences of the year. They can’t take that many people, so don’t miss that!

Microsoft is hosting a Small Business Summit on March 14-17 in Bellevue (it’ll be Webcast too).

Next week I’ll be speaking at the New Communications Forum in Palo Alto. Lots of interesting speakers in the PR, marketing, blog worlds. I’ll also be speaking in New York at the Search Engine Strategies Conference and Expo. Whew.

The Blog Business Summit is going to Los Angeles on March 16 for a seminar on the essentials of business blogging.

And of course in March there’s SXSW, Emerging Tech, and Mix06.

Lest we forget that Mashup Camp is going on right now (Memeorandum has a bunch of reports). I was supposed to go to that but begged out cause my schedule is just too nutty.

Can we pack anymore events into a month? Got any other events coming up that we should be aware of?

35 thoughts on “Back in the office, more events to come

  1. There’s a lot of events listed here, which is great. But does any one know a website that contains all this information? I haven’t been able to find one. It seems like consolidation of the year’s scheduled tech events would be a very valuable tool and the Internet is a perfect medium for that.

  2. There’s a lot of events listed here, which is great. But does any one know a website that contains all this information? I haven’t been able to find one. It seems like consolidation of the year’s scheduled tech events would be a very valuable tool and the Internet is a perfect medium for that.

  3. Chris Hakker, glad to hear you’re excited about Office Devcon! And we’ve got more to announce there than anybody knows yet — lots of great things coming for Office developers.

    - Doug (from Sao Paulo, in a packed room with 32 Office developers learning all about what’s new in Sharepoint from trainer extraordinaire Ted Pattison)

  4. Chris Hakker, glad to hear you’re excited about Office Devcon! And we’ve got more to announce there than anybody knows yet — lots of great things coming for Office developers.

    - Doug (from Sao Paulo, in a packed room with 32 Office developers learning all about what’s new in Sharepoint from trainer extraordinaire Ted Pattison)

  5. Chris, I’ll see you at BarCampLA then – flying in on Thursday 2nd from Edinburgh for a three week road trip (LA, San Diego, Austin, Chicago, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas and then back home). Even if I had twigged on the GDC (thanks Farooq) I suspect I wouldn’t have been able to organise any more time away from home!

  6. Chris, I’ll see you at BarCampLA then – flying in on Thursday 2nd from Edinburgh for a three week road trip (LA, San Diego, Austin, Chicago, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas and then back home). Even if I had twigged on the GDC (thanks Farooq) I suspect I wouldn’t have been able to organise any more time away from home!

  7. Ewan: cool! :) i sat across you when you came for lunch with Joi in Beverly Hills a while back! I’ll be presenting some stuff at BarCampLosAngeles. Are you flying-in from the UK?

  8. Ewan: cool! :) i sat across you when you came for lunch with Joi in Beverly Hills a while back! I’ll be presenting some stuff at BarCampLosAngeles. Are you flying-in from the UK?

  9. Don’t forget the MSODC(Microsoft Office Developers Conference)! This will be my first trip to the campus and I am highly psyched! Geek lunch or dinner anyone?

  10. Rick: I don’t get sick. Don’t know why. Good genes. Blame my dad for that.

    I visit SF on my own dime every two weeks. Mostly to see my son. You’ll notice most of those writings are on weekends. Even this weekend was a Patrick weekend (he went to the party with us, and hung out with me even during geek events this weekend).

    Most of the speaking gigs I do are at least subsidized by the conference hosts. Usually they pay airfare and hotel. I’ve never gotten more than that. Sometimes less. In Pittsburgh, for instance, Microsoft picked up the bill cause I was speaking to an IT crowd.

    I’m always on the job. I’m salaried.

    The ski trip I took vacation time for. I also took vacation time for CES and for some of my Europe trip.

  11. Rick: I don’t get sick. Don’t know why. Good genes. Blame my dad for that.

    I visit SF on my own dime every two weeks. Mostly to see my son. You’ll notice most of those writings are on weekends. Even this weekend was a Patrick weekend (he went to the party with us, and hung out with me even during geek events this weekend).

    Most of the speaking gigs I do are at least subsidized by the conference hosts. Usually they pay airfare and hotel. I’ve never gotten more than that. Sometimes less. In Pittsburgh, for instance, Microsoft picked up the bill cause I was speaking to an IT crowd.

    I’m always on the job. I’m salaried.

    The ski trip I took vacation time for. I also took vacation time for CES and for some of my Europe trip.

  12. Two questions: 1) With all the airlines you’re on and socializing you’re involved in, why aren’t you constantly sick? How often do you get sick? Do you have a trick? Or maybe you just had a year or two where you caught everything and now have immunity? 2) Are you “on the job” and getting paid for each and every one of the trips you make, some of which seem more like vacations or family-related trips than work? It seems like you spend half your time in SF, for example. It’s a rare company that doesn’t care how much time you spend in the office.

  13. Two questions: 1) With all the airlines you’re on and socializing you’re involved in, why aren’t you constantly sick? How often do you get sick? Do you have a trick? Or maybe you just had a year or two where you caught everything and now have immunity? 2) Are you “on the job” and getting paid for each and every one of the trips you make, some of which seem more like vacations or family-related trips than work? It seems like you spend half your time in SF, for example. It’s a rare company that doesn’t care how much time you spend in the office.

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