I survived Mind Camp
You see, I woke up Saturday morning with no voice to speak of (or with!). Perfect timing, don’t ya think? I get the chance to spend a day with some of the most interesting people in the Seattle area, and I can hardly talk!
Mind Camp itself was an absolute success.
Here are just a few of the discussions I took part in:
- Corporate blogging. Challenges, concerns, fears, goals, and accountability.
- OPML, Tagging, Gada.be
- Podcasting. How-to, equipment, software, strategies.
- MSN Search, Windows Desktop Search, Live.com
- Linux. An Ubuntu installation session.
- Lucid dreaming
- Smalltalk and Squeak!
- Mono – .NET on non-Windows platforms.
- Commuter Cars – Futuristic, high-performance, agile electric car that fits in half a lane. (Keep an eye on these guys!)
- City-wide wireless internet
Other random highlights:
- There was great MSN representation from Brady Forrest, Andy Edmonds, Mike Torres, and Sanaz Ahari.
- I talked Mike into buying a Brandon-phone and jumping to Sprint. And I’m workin on Brady too 😉
- I met one of the masterminds behind Start.com and Live.com and got a great inside perspective.
- Buzz Bruggerman was showing off ActiveWords as usual, including a new Tablet edition.
- Scoble gave out some Longhorn swag. Yeah baby!
- Even the food was good!
I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who made the first Seattle Mind Camp happen. You not only put together a superb conference, but you pulled it off with brilliant success. Thanks.
I’ll write more about some of the sessions tomorrow. At the moment I’m still feeling pretty out of it. Back to my chicken soup!