New Media Expo 2008: Keynote

September 4, 2008 by  
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Don’t worry if you missed the New Media Expo this year. The most important keynote by Gary Vaynerchuck can be found on Viddler, along with other amazing videos from the NME 2008!

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New Media Expo Photos

August 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Geek Get-Togethers

I haven’t had the chance to write a decent post about my experience at New Media Expo yet. But it was definitely amazing. I met a lot of wonderful, incredible, and quite inspiring people. And I also got some great photos of my one day at the event. Here are a few that I’d like to share. I finally purchased a Flickr Pro account too, so I’ve been busy customizing that as well!

New Media Expo was like Hollywood, for geeks! And I mean that as the best compliment possible! I’m happy that I got the chance to meet Felicia Day, iJustine, Mostly Lisa, Veronica Belmont, Robert Scoble, Sarah Austin, Colin Devroe, Rob Sandie, Brandice, Rachel, Michelle Galvan, DJSteen, Geoff Smith, Chris Marquardt, Christine Lu, Chris Luckhardt, Greg Walker, Tony Wang, and so many more!

I also got to see Leo Laporte and Amber Mac do net@night live! Didn’t get to meet them because they were usually behind the camera. :)

I’m looking forward to next year’s event. :)

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New Media Expo Intro Video

August 13, 2008 by  
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I’m going to New Media Expo and here is my intro video! And here are all the interesting people I’ll meet there!

Finally done with the video, now it’s time to really pack! See you guys there!

Oh yes, here are some fun events to go to while you’re in Vegas. I’ll be at the Fat Burger TweetUp and Revision 3 MeetUp! Please come by and say hi!

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New Media Expo 2008

August 9, 2008 by  
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I’m going to the New Media Expo next week! Are you?!

This Expo is a hands-on, exciting, “how-to” event with practical conference sessions about how to produce high-quality online audio and video content, grow a loyal audience, and even make a few bucks with your content in creative ways.

I’m super excited! Recently I’ve been learning how to create and edit videos, but there’s still always a lot more to learn!

Rob and Colin have put together this great video about the expo. Take a look!

There’s also a FatBurget TweetUp on Friday night if you’re interested, as well as many other events!

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MacWorld Expo 2010 Overview

March 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Apple, Links and Resources, MacWorld 2010

MacWorld Expo 2010 was quite a fun and educational experience. Even without Apple being at the show, the Mac community is still very strong. What I really loved this year was being able to meet the actual iPhone app developers at the App Pavilion and seeing the projects that they’re working on. There were also a lot of learning opportunities at the conference as well. Below are some of my conference highlights:
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Blog World Expo 2009

October 19, 2009 by  
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Blog World Expo 2009 - Neal, Daynah & Cali Lewis

Neal Campbell – Daynah – Cali Lewis – Photo by

Another Blog World Expo has come and gone. This is actually my first Blog World Expo event, and I greatly enjoyed it. There were just so many amazing sessions taking place that it was very hard to choose which to go to. In addition to the panels, I met a lot of amazing people who are changing our world through social media and online tools.

I took a lot of notes that I need to review before writing a full article, so come back later for that! Here is a list of the panels and events that I attended:

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Attending Blog World Expo 2009

October 14, 2009 by  
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135pxI’m heading off to Blog World Expo 2009 tomorrow and I’m so excited! It’ll be my first Blog World event. I did go to New Media Expo 2008 last year, but now the two conferences are combined into one.

BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the only trade show and conference created for the industry of blogging and new media. It will give participants the strategies, tools and technologies they need to stake their claim in the blogosphere.

It’s a great conference to learn from the industry’s top leaders. There’s so many great educational opportunities and all the panels look great, it’s hard to choose just one for each time slot! The conference will cover various areas of blogging, new media, and so much more!

If you have an iPhone, be sure to install the Blog World Expo Sched iPhone app. It will also sync with the schedule you created online. Here is my schedule. Also be sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall for sessions at WordCamp Las Vegas.

BlogWorld Ad

I will be attending as iProng Magazine’s correspondent. iProng Magazine is the publication for iPhone, iPod, music, podcasting, and social media lovers. There are many reviews of iPhone apps, iPod accessories, and interviews with musicians. Check it out if you haven’t already! Best of all, it’s free! Also, if you haven’t registered for BlogWorld yet, you can still get a 20% discount using the code IPRONGVIP. I’ll see you there!

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Web 2.0 Expo

February 20, 2007 by  
Filed under Geek Get-Togethers, Tech News

I got an advertisement in the mail today about the Web 2.0 Expo from O’Reilly. After I read through it, I was really interested in going. It’s in San Francisco this year, from April 15 – 18th.

I got more curious as to what they meant by “Web 2.0.” And I found this definition:

The concept of “Web 2.0″ began with a conference brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International. Dale Dougherty, web pioneer and O’Reilly VP, noted that far from having “crashed”, the web was more important than ever, with exciting new applications and sites popping up with surprising regularity. What’s more, the companies that had survived the collapse seemed to have some things in common. Could it be that the dot-com collapse marked some kind of turning point for the web, such that a call to action such as “Web 2.0″ might make sense? We agreed that it did, and so the Web 2.0 Conference was born.

They formulated a sense of Web 2.0 with the following examples:

Web 1.0   Web 2.0
DoubleClick –> Google AdSense
Ofoto –> Flickr
Akamai –> BitTorrent –> Napster
Britannica Online –> Wikipedia
personal websites –> blogging
evite –> and EVDB
domain name speculation –> search engine optimization
page views –> cost per click
screen scraping –> web services
publishing –> participation
content management systems –> wikis
directories (taxonomy) –> tagging (“folksonomy”)
stickiness –> syndication

It’s a very interesting concept, and I hope my workplace will allow me to go to the conference. Sounds like fun and geeky!

Funny! Blogworld Closing Keynote Video

October 18, 2010 by  
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See full video on YouTube recorded by @assuranceagency

They played this really funny video at the Closing Keynote of Blogworld and New Media Expo 2010. I couldn’t stop laughing! I especially loved the part where Mark Malkoff was distracting Miss Destructo while she was blogging. How did she keep that straight face?! Watch and you’ll see! ;) Good times at Blogworld!

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Blog World 2010 Closing Keynote

October 16, 2010 by  
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Currently in the closing keynote of Blog World and New Media Expo 2010! Penn Juilette and Adam Carolla are on stage!

Geoff on TwitLive

September 4, 2008 by  
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This is Geoff Smith’s first live appearance on! I was lucky enough to see him perform on Leo Laporte’s show at the New Media Expo 2008. If you like “I’m a Twit,” check out his other songs as well. “Digg the Code,” “Ones and O’s,” and “Hello, Hello” are some of my favorites on his latest cd.

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Meeting Geoff Smith and DJsteen

August 15, 2008 by  
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New Media Expo was amazing! Check out who I got to meet within a few minutes of arriving at the Conference Hall, much thanks to Twitter!

Geoff, Daynah, and DJSteen!

Geoff Smith is an independent artist based out of Nashville TN. You probably know Geoff from his jingles heard on various podcasts. He also creates customized ringtones for your iPhone! Check out

Derek, aka DJsteen, is a photographer, and digital media creator from Sydney, Australia. He’s also the host of the Tpan Podshow. He’s currently touring America and loving every minute of it!

Here’s a video footage of our meetup just outside of the conference area.
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Top Bargain iPhone and iPad Apps for July

July 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Freebies, Games, Reviews

Looking for the best bargain apps for this week? Look no further. Beat the summer heat and chill out with some new apps for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. All apps listed are 99 cents or free, but hurry before the sale ends!

CalcBot – There are plenty of calculators in the app store, but this one is just gorgeous. Make long calculations without losing the results. Even email the calculation history to yourself. Use both basic and scientific keypads.
Universal App (99 cents)

Firefox Home – Love Firefox? Now you can have it on your phone! You’ll need to install Firefox Sync the first time on your main computer. It’ll prompt you to create a Firefox Sync account. Once you create one, it’ll sync your tabs and bookmarks. Then open up the iPhone app and login to see your tabs and bookmarks magically appear. iPhone Version (Free)

LED Light for iPhone 4 – Now if you have the new iPhone 4, this app comes in pretty handy if you need a real flashlight! Unlike the usual flashlight apps which are just blank white screens, this one will activate the camera flash on the back of the iPhone 4. That flash might overexpose photos, but it makes an awesome super bright flashlight! Turn the flash on at will with this app. Compatible with iPhone 4 only.
iPhone 4 Version (99 cents) | iPhone 4 Version (Free – iADs supported)

Incredibooth – Remember those photo booths you find in arcades and malls? Now you can have it right in the palm of your hands! Made exclusively for the iPhone 4, Incredibooth adds the ability to take fun snapshots of you and your friends with the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4. Four quick photos are taken and then they delivered outside of the booth. The photos are black and white and are in sets of 4. iPhone Version (99 cents)

Comic-Con – Going to Comic-Con next week? Be sure to download the official app to mark all of your sessions and events as favorites! Comic-Con is huge this year and is spread out around the hotels of the convention center. Get the maps and schedules right in the app.
iPhone Version (Free)

Pandora Radio – create your own radio stations with Pandora Radio! Search for a song title or artist, and Pandora will create a specialized playlist of songs just for you. Discover new artists, like/dislike songs, and with the new iOS 4 update, you can play music from Pandora in the background! A free account is required to use. And you can upgrade to a paid account for no commercials. Universal App (Free)

Chevy Baseball – Baseball fan? Now you can play baseball right on your iPhone with this free baseball app sponsored by Chevy. The graphics are amazing and animations seem realistic. Plus it’s free! So definitely worth a try.
iPhone Version (Free)

Chop Sushi – There are many match-three games in the App Store, but “Chop Sushi” stands out in this genre. This game proves to be a tasty treat! The object of the game is to match at least 3 types of sushi. The more sushi you match, the more turns you get. There’s also a fun roll-playing twist too. Download and give it a try. The game is normally $2.99, but is free this week. A link to the lite version is also included in case you missed the sale. iPhone (Free) | iPhone Lite Version (Free)

Talking Tom – There’s nothing like a cute talking cat who repeats everything you say. Say something and Tom will listen. He’ll repeat it a few seconds later. Poke him to hear purrs, and even record a video of his sounds and action to send to a friend.
iPhone Version (Free) | iPad Version (Free)

Vuvuzela vs Zombie – Already missing the World Cup games? Not to fear! You can let the Vuvuzelas live on in this game. As the zombies attack you, blow the vuvuzelas in their face until they explode! They attack faster as time ticks on, so toot your heart out!
iPhone: Vuvuzela vs Zombies (Free)

Tap Birds – for the real bird lovers, this app may be for you! Take care, raise, and breed various types of virtual birds right on your iPhone. Check back every day to make sure they’re well-fed and clean. The app is free and you have the option of purchasing extra money to purchase bird eggs and more. iPhone Version (Free)

MacWorld 2010: Web Development Symposium

March 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Apple, Links and Resources, MacWorld 2010

While attending MacWorld Expo 2010, I went to Nick Floro’s session – Market Symposium SA: Web Development: Tools, Trends and Technology. It was a great session on various Web 2.0 technologies. Topics covered were: Web 2.0, Designing Interfaces, Social Media, Video on the web, Simulations & Games, Project Management, Prototyping Techniques and other Tips and Tricks. Below are more information about the session as well as the slideshow.

Attend this day symposium and learn about the latest trends, solutions and what customers want today in web development. You will gain valuable knowledge on how to manage projects, developing new ideas, the latest hardware and software tools and what’s new in delivery for the web. Whether you’ll be creating marketing, education, presentations, e-learning, e- mail campaigns, asset and content management applications you won’t want to miss this session! Whether you are new to web development, a graphic artist wanting to learn more, a marketing manager, production coordinator or an instructor, this is the symposium to see the latest in web technology.

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MacWorld 2010 Schedule

January 29, 2010 by  
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I’m attending MacWorld Expo 2010 in two weeks and I’m super excited about it! I’m mostly interested in iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app development (both web and native) as well as meeting other app developers. It’s going to be super geeky fun! They’re also having a Special iPad Event, so I’ll get to test out Apple’s new creation! I hope to see you there! Register for MacWorld Expo if you haven’t already.

Daynah’s MacWorld 2010 Schedule

Here is my tentative schedule for the week. The bold items are events I’ll definitely go to and the rest are the ones I’ll try to make to.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

Friday, Feb. 12, 2010

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010

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CES 2010: AlgebraPrep iPhone Apps

January 19, 2010 by  
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Learning math has never been easier! Pearson and Modality have teamed up to create the AlgebraPrep iPhone/iPod Touch app series that provide algebra help anytime with practice tests along with video solutions. Now you can have your own 24/7 Algebra Tutor, anytime, anywhere!

Elayn Martin-Gay, award-winning instructor, firmly believes that every student can succeed in mathematics, and this is reinforced in her new AlgebraPrep Apps.

What I really love most about these apps is the way they teach you by example how equations and problems are solved. You have the option of taking a practice or mini test. In a practice test, you get multiple chances to pick the correct answer. If you answer correctly, you can move on to the next question. If you answer incorrectly, the app will give you a hint on what you need to do. After you finish a practice test, you’re ready for the mini test which are designed to be taken in 10 minutes or less.

These apps are simple yet sophisicated for students in middle and high school. I’d highly recommend them for students learning math.

AlgebraPrep Apps are available for the following topics:

  • Factoring
  • Exponents
  • Real Numbers
  • Rationals
  • Equations
  • Roots/Radicals
  • Graphing
  • Systems
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Practice Mid-Term
  • Practice Final Exam

All apps are $2.99, except for the Practice Final Exam, which is $6.99. Find AlgebraPrep in the iTunes App Store.

For more information, see Pearson AlgebraPrep official website.

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Screencasting Tools

December 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Links and Resources, Multimedia

ScreencastingI attended a “How-to Screencast” session at the library, and here were the free tools demonstrated in the workshop.

The screencast software that were demonstrated were:

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