WordCamp New York: We Came, We Saw, We Geeked Out

wordcamp new yorkI’m back from WordCamp New York, which was awesome.  I was reminded of several things:

  • Damn, I _really_ need to launch the WordPress-powered GarageSpin.
  • There are an overwhelming number of smart people involved in technology.  A lot of them are "consultants" or run a "consulting company."
  • Meeting and discussing creative stuff with creative folks is like chicken soup for one’s creative muse.
  • People are interested in many subjects besides digital music. (eh??)
  • Eight to nine hours of presentations is plenty.
  • GarageSpin business cards may be in my future.  (*meh*)
  • Matt from Automattic is a cool guy.
  • Kaltura is one of the slickest video applications that currently exist.  (seriously)
  • The Rio Grande restaurant has great salsa dip.
  • At least two other WordPress users on the East Coast are writing and recording music.
‘Twas great to meet some very cool peeps.  Two new acquaintances were even involved in music — Jim is a "technology Swiss army knife" at Johns Hopkins who happens to also have built a small recording studio in which he lays down rockin’ drum tracks, and Valerie runs Inspire Solutions, while also singing lead in the band Planet Girl.  It’s great to meet other "day-giggers" who have a passion for music.

Other awesome folks I had the pleasure of hanging and chatting with included Jeremy of Simian Uprisings and Global Voices‘ fame (great presentation, dood), Sanford from Contagious Conversations, Jeremiah of Cubicle Punk, Sandira, Cynthia of Media Story, Aaron of Techno Sailor and b5media, Jen the filmmaker, Zac, and Mike.

Thanks to all for a great day of geekage.







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