Why I love Gnomedex…

Chris Pirillo is a great friend. So, take this post with a grain of salt.

But, here’s why I love Gnomedex:

1) Every attendee uses a laptop computer during the event. It still is one of the few events where I’ve seen that happen.
2) No press passes.
3) I haven’t been asked to speak since 2001. Heh. Not quite true, cause I was on a Gillmor Gang panel last year, but I don’t count that as speaking.
4) It’s geeky, but not developer geeky. User geeky.
5) It’s not over your head or over your pay grade like TED or PopTech.
6) It’s in Seattle in one of their two sunny months.
7) Ponzi. Ponzi. Ponzi.

I’m not speaking. But I’m going to do something fun in the lobby. Facebook fun. Pownce fun. Twitter fun. Jaiku fun. More to come.

UPDATE: maybe I’ll be wearing my iPhone Name Tag. :-)

Comments

  1. “Every attendee uses a laptop computer during the event.”

    Hate to say it – but that statement truly shows your limited range of view. Many people don’thave laptops at the ready at Gnomedex. Although yes the majority have many geek tools at their disposal. I have attended Gnomedex since 3.0 without a laptop. Because frankly it wasn’t within budget until recently. So this will be my first time attending and being like so many of the others. But trust me on this. In the past I haven’t been the only one not typing away on some gadget while attending Gnomedex.

  2. “Every attendee uses a laptop computer during the event.”

    Hate to say it – but that statement truly shows your limited range of view. Many people don’thave laptops at the ready at Gnomedex. Although yes the majority have many geek tools at their disposal. I have attended Gnomedex since 3.0 without a laptop. Because frankly it wasn’t within budget until recently. So this will be my first time attending and being like so many of the others. But trust me on this. In the past I haven’t been the only one not typing away on some gadget while attending Gnomedex.

  3. Iggy: please provide photographic proof that I have a limited range of view. From every angle of the room almost every attendee at Gnomedex had a computer out and powered on. It’s the only conference where that happens that I’ve been to.

  4. Iggy: please provide photographic proof that I have a limited range of view. From every angle of the room almost every attendee at Gnomedex had a computer out and powered on. It’s the only conference where that happens that I’ve been to.

  5. It’s the only conference that thinks enough of the audience to have power for all of the users, instead of side rooms for recharging.

    Gnomedex is awesome!

  6. It’s the only conference that thinks enough of the audience to have power for all of the users, instead of side rooms for recharging.

    Gnomedex is awesome!

  7. Yea! I love Gnomedex too! It’s like a ‘family reunion’. It’s the one time that I get to see some people.

    I go to many shows a year and this is one of the best ones.

    Looking forward to it…and am curious as to what you’re going to be up to in the lobby.

  8. Yea! I love Gnomedex too! It’s like a ‘family reunion’. It’s the one time that I get to see some people.

    I go to many shows a year and this is one of the best ones.

    Looking forward to it…and am curious as to what you’re going to be up to in the lobby.

  9. I had a good time this year… I used the awkward or less-relevant sessions to get started with Twitter and Facebook.

    Thanks Robert for exposing the value of facebook for business. I had clients on there that I was not aware they are using it.

    Let’s get the connection issue resolved once and for all though.

  10. I had a good time this year… I used the awkward or less-relevant sessions to get started with Twitter and Facebook.

    Thanks Robert for exposing the value of facebook for business. I had clients on there that I was not aware they are using it.

    Let’s get the connection issue resolved once and for all though.