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Blogtalk Presentation

If you’re interested, the slides from my Blogtalk talk are online. The conference has a great program today that I’m looking forward to. I was hoping to get some Vienna pictures today, but right now there is the heaviest fog I’ve seen in my life. (Vienna is like the San Francisco of Europe.) Perhaps it will clear as the morning goes on.

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Good Morning Vienna

I’m in Vienna through Thursday for the Blogtalk Reloaded conference. If you’re a WordPress user please come up and introduce yourself, I have stickers. 🙂

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FOWA Presentation

I’ve had quite a few people request my presentation from the Future of Web Apps summit. I’m not sure why, since my slides were pretty minimal and (I hope) the meat was in the talk itself, but if you want them anyway here they are as a 7.5mb PDF.

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BarCampTexas

I’m going to be in Austin this weekend for BarCampTexas. I’ll bring lots of WordPress stickers, so find me if you want one. Anyone else going to be in Austin?

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Upcoming

I will be… at Blogher this weekend, live on the PHP Arch podcast on Friday, at WordCamp on August 5, speaking at BayCHI on August 8, going into a coma, at BarCamp Austin on August 26, and finally back to New York at the end of the month. I will probably not be spending enough time here.

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Future of Web Apps

Just a reminder, I'm speaking at the Future of Web Apps summit here in San Francisco September 13-14 with Kevin Rose (Digg), Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Evan Williams (Odeo), Steve Olechowski (FeedBurner), Cal Henderson (Flickr), Tom Coates (Yahoo!), Tantek Celik (Technorati),  Michael Arrington (TechCrunch), Jeff Veen (Google) and Ted Rheingold (Dogster). Should be a good show.

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Mesh Conference

Toronto was so nice, I'm going to head back for Canada's Web 2.0 conference, aka Mesh. It's a really underrated city.

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SxSW Meetup

Reminder: WordPress meetup at SxSW. 78 signups so far, I’ll try to bring shirts. 🙂

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BlogTalk Reloaded

I’ll be keynoting at BlogTalk Reloaded in Vienna, Austria on October 2-3rd. Hopefully I’ll meet a few WordPress users while I’m over there.

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SxSW Meetup

A tentative WordPress meetup for SxSW is starting to come together, the date and time may change, so sign up if you’re interested. This is also the first time I’ve used Upcoming and I must say it’s pretty slick.

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Northen Voices

I’ll be speaking at the Northern Voices conference in a few months. Will be my first time in Canada.

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Panel Blogged

Shel Israel has been blogging the conference, and he liveblogged the panel I was on. He’s on the stage right now (with a lawyer and the woman from Delta who was fired for the pictures) so I’ll stop blogging and pay attention.

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At Web 2.0

This conference is really great. Right now Barry Diller is on stage fielding questions and it’s pretty high quality conversation. At the “launchpad” most of the demos were pretty unpolished, but one that stood out was Zimbra, which I blogged a few weeks ago. The best part, as with most conferences, is running into people outside of the sessions.

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Web 2.0 Conference

Blogging may be light as I’ll be at the Web 2.0 conference and the surrounding activities the next few days. Since I couldn’t afford to attend it last year (a couple of grand is high for a college kid in Houston) I’ve been really looking forward to everything this year. I’m part of a workshop on “Open Source Infrastructure” at 9:45 AM, Wednesday. If you’re going to be at the conference I would love to meet you, so please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself!

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Web 1.0

I got a pass to Web 2.0 this year (Open Source Infrastructure workshop) but I’m also going to check out Web 1.0, which looks like the most promising conference of the year.

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BAR Camp

Blog Business Summit starts today, but what I’m really looking forward to is BAR Camp this weekend. I think this is the start of something very exciting.

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In San Francisco

I will be in San Francisco again this weekend, up to no good as usual. My schedule is a little tight Friday and Sunday, but if you are going to be in town as well please leave a comment or email. This looks to be a very interesting and fun trip.

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WordPress Meetup

Wow, this is very exciting—a WordPress meetup! I was just browsing around came across this post on Blogging Pro saying that there is now a WordPress meetup on the fourth saturday of every month. The very first one is coming up on June 26th. Funnily enough though I don’t travel very often it looks like I’m going to be out of town that week. (Any San Francisco WordPress users up for a meetup?) You can bet that I’m going to try and make as many of these as possible. I know at least a few very active WordPress users are in Texas, with developer Ryan Boren in Dallas and a few people in Austin. It would be very neat to have a yearly event where we all got together. BBQ is on me.

Since I last saw it Meetup has gotten some nice enhancements. I’ve been burned at a couple of meetups where I was the only person that showed up. I’ll have to give them another chance.

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Fray Day 7

I'll be at Fray Day 7I’m going to participating in Fray Day 7 here in Houston tonight at 8 PM. I’m a “featured speaker” tonight and I’m going to be telling a story I call “The Little Red Button That Changed My Life.” Several friends have already expressed an interest in coming and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone. It should be a lot of fun for everyone involved. I know Robert Nagle has worked very hard in putting all this together, my Dad told me he heard the event mentioned on the radio Friday morning.

To be honest though I’m scared to death.

Where? The Nexus Cafe (Walden Internet Village) is located on 2828 Rogerdale, 2nd floor (between Richmond and Westheimer).

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Dave Holland Concert

Last night was wonderful; I got to attend the Da Camera Dave Holland concert I had been wanting to see with Sarah thanks to some last-minute tickets from my uncle. The concert was really great, and as an added bonus I got to see Joe, who I haven’t seen in a bit. Afterward we had some great BBQ at Harlon’s, where they also had some good music. Anyway my day thus far has mostly consisted of getting everything moved over to the new server. Actually there is only one account left on the old server, and you’re looking at it. Because of its size (over two gigabytes), PhotoMatt.net is simply too big to move over the way I moved everything else over. I might just have to do it the old fashioned way. Actually, if you can read this you’re already on the new server. Howdy.