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March 7, 2007


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In an effort to diversify and partly because I am writing this from a plane while in route to Austin, I have decided to expand my social media column. In less than 48 hours the SXSW festival will kickoff in Austin.

In many ways SXSW is positioned well within the festival season. It is held between Sundance and Tribeca. But what really sets SXSW apart is its collision of film, music and interactivity. It is three festivals that happen within a span of two weeks.

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February 28, 2007

Canada joins web conversation with mesh

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People are talking about the web everywhere. In Geneva there’s LIFT, Paris has Les Blogs, New York boasts of BlogOn, and so on and so forth. Canada will also have one on May 30 and 31st this year called mesh (Canada’s web conference). It “officially” makes Canada part of the Web 2.0 converation.

The conference was founded by Mark Evans, Mathew Ingram, Mike McDerment, Rob Hyndman, and Stuart MacDonald. Obviously, what bonded them together was their enthusiasm for the web and all the next-generation things happening around.

Joining these founders on May 30 are: Richard Edelman (Edelman), Jim Buckmaster (Craigslist), Michael Arrington (TechCrunch), Tom Williams (, and Austin Hill (Project Ojibwe).

Visit the mesh official website for details on how you can join these leading minds in two days of converstaion.

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November 16, 2006

Coming Soon: PodCamp West

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PodCamp West is free conference for anyone interested in blogging, podcasting and video blogging (or video podcasting). All you have to do to go to the conference is to register (free of charge) and be prepared to share ideas and learn from the wisdom of others.

Event Info
San Francisco
When: 18-19 November, 2006
Timing: 12 PM – 6 PM
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Venue: Swedish American Hall
Map: Click here
Address: 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA

Click here to register and read more.

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September 1, 2006

Interesting Local Events in Baltimore

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Why does this interest anyone but me? It probably doesn’t, but yet who knows who will read these things and be tantalized to explore further into the database of events. is so underutilized outside of the Bay Area and it’s a shame. Several events I’ve heard about locally here in Baltimore could recieve better visibility if the mainstream caught on to some of the Web 2.0 tools.

  • The Flickr Show at Hampdenfest – September 16. A localized big event, Hampdenfest, which celebrates all things Baltimore in the same fashion that Artscape dominates the local Baltimore art scene, Flickr photographers will be sharing their Baltimore photography for all to see.
  • Balticon 41 – May 25-28, 2007. Though well in advance, this interesting science fiction festival attracts all kinds of bizarrities and is a central icon in the odd Baltimore landscape every year.
  • The Underground Online Seminar – March, 2007. I’m told that the man putting this thing on, Yanik Silver, is really very good though I can’t for the life of me figure out how much this event costs. It is being hosted in Washington, D.C.
  • New Technology Seminar with Khoi Vinh – September 21. Khoi is, of course, the director of design for and runs his own blog at

So what can you find interesting in or other events happening in your locality?