I can’t afford to go to TED. Fast Company is treating me well, but not THAT well (tickets to TED are $6,000). Even if I had the $6K I still wouldn’t be able to go since tickets to TED have been sold out for more than a year.
But I WILL be in Monterey. Across the street at the “Bil” conference. Ethan Zuckerman has the details.
Will you be there?
I have both TED and Bil on my Upcoming list of tech events.
Christian Perry is someone I admire. He’s cool. Young. And his events are interesting and usually packed in like a sardine can. I expect no less from his SNAP Summit, Friday in San Francisco (SNAP=Social Networking Application Platform.
Victor Karamalis has details on this summit.
Speaking of events, you should check out my monster list of tech events around the world. If you add me as a friend I’ll see your events too and I’ll add them to my calendar. Upcoming.org really rocks.
I love conferences that put all their content up online so everyone around the world can watch. All the videos from this week’s Lift conference are now online. I wish the videos were available as downloadable files, though. The streaming quality is a bit spotty in my hotel room.
Hey, wanna go on the blogger cruise? October 5-9. Caribbean.
I have my tickets. Do you have yours?
Chris is amazed at how many tickets have been sold already. Chris, get ready to sell this sucker out within a week or two.
Noam, who I met today at the Entrepreneur event just posted that I should come by the “SuperHappyDevHouse” near San Francisco, CA. Check out the Flickr feed. I might bring KrispyKreme.
It’s funny, but this is the second time I’ve arranged a dinner for Jim Allchin that I haven’t been able to attend. The dinner was last night and I hear it was a real interesting one.
Why? Cause I got a diverse set of people in to meet with Jim. Not just fanboys. Well, not unless you call a developer of the open source browser Flock a Microsoft fanboy. Or, if you call Mena Trott, founder of Six Apart (which is hosted on Linux) a Microsoft fanboy. Heh, that’s pretty funny!
Beth Goza of Linden Labs was there. Tara Hunt of Riya. John Tokash of Homestead Technologies. Tony Gentile of Healthline. And Phillip Torrone of Make Magazine.
John Tokash’s report is here.
Tara Hunt’s report is here.
Thomas Hawk’s report is here. Great photos too (Thomas is quite talented with his camera, I love his blog lately mostly because of his photos).
How did I pick these people? They are people I’d want to have dinner with myself! I think it’s funny that Tara felt out of place at the beginning. I hear she gave Allchin a good dose of her thoughts on DRM. Sounds exactly why she was invited! (I knew she’d do that, cause she has always been interesting to talk with when I’ve met her).