Directions and Connections

22 September 2006


A Blue Perspective: Directions and Connections

I am really excited.

I don't think I've been this excited about a conference ever. Web Directions is only six sleeps away (assuming I get some sleep), and I just can't wait to jump on the plane, touch down, and see all those grinning geeks. Plus I get to spend six days lounging around in Sydney! :D

Kevin and I have been busily preparing for our double act on day two, and if you turn up you should at least get a laugh, if not learn something about mashups.

As an added bonus, if you're not sick of me after that you can rock up to the Sitepoint closing party and hear me, Lucas Chan and Simon Mackie laying down some party tunes for ya. Put in your requests now, and I'll make sure that I ignore them.

If you're attending the conference and looking for something to do for the next 146 hours, Tim Lucas and I had a bit of fun putting together Web Connections – a website that will help you find others going to the conference based on name, location and interests. It'll stop you from having to remember the name of that person who you drunkenly cornered at 2AM and lectured about the sins of using text/html mime-types for XHTML documents.

It's got maps, tagging, AJAX, and microformats spouting from all orifices, so you can sit there and marvel at how buzzworthy it is. There's plenty of features that we'd love to add in, but given that we're getting paid in t-shirts you'll have to hold on till next year.

So, if you're in Sydney next week, connect up and I might see you round!


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    John Allsopp commented on 22 September 2006 @ 08:14

    Cam is of course attempting to win the coveted most connected person award!

    Beautiful work Cam!

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    David McDonald commented on 22 September 2006 @ 10:02

    Great app Cam!

    I've just connected and tagged myself up. I want to join your crusade to 'destroy the legend tag' as well - where do I sign up?

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    Dmitry Baranovskiy commented on 22 September 2006 @ 10:30

    My congratulations with the great app!

    See you on conference.

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    graste commented on 22 September 2006 @ 13:01

    Wah. Now I'm finally hanging around in Australia for half a year and there is a conference just about 1000 km away. And what am I doing? I'll drive up the coast to the north at that time. tztztz But sitting around in Toowoomba is no option, either. ;)

    Have fun there. Perhaps I should order a t-shirt anyway. *g*

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    slogans4free commented on 22 September 2006 @ 13:44

    "Web 2.0 is, when you earn money with websites, on which you offer content that you neither created nor uploaded by yourself"

    "Internet: The failed attempt to transmit information using computer networks"

    "Web2.0 on the tongue, Web1.0 in mind."

    "Blogs are just Usenet with colours"

    "HTTP: Hot Tits Transport Pr0nocol"

    Just some suggestions for slogans :P

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    jessica commented on 25 September 2006 @ 18:24

    Would have been alot of fun to be in Australia right now since it is turning spring there and fall here.Really great porgram you and Tim made had alot of fun playing around with it.

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    Guido Marc commented on 23 October 2006 @ 04:37

    Really a great application, i tagged myself up....

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