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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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 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  
Filed under Geek Get-Togethers

Blog World Expo 2009 - Neal, Daynah & Cali Lewis

Neal Campbell – Daynah – Cali Lewis – Photo by Albertech.net

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.

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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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Comic-Con 2009 On-Site Report

August 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Geek Get-Togethers

On-site report from Comic-Con 2009 in San Diego, which included appearances by everyone ranging from Joss Whedon and Felicia Day to Wil Wheaton and, well, pretty much every fictional character ever created…

Comic-con 2009 on-site report

Comic-Con is where geeks meet annually to celebrate their passion for comics, science fiction, fantasy, and their inner-geekiness! Many dress up as their favorite comic book characters and pose in photos, getting a dose of the celebrity life for a weekend.

Comic-Con is also where many long-awaited special announcements are first heard, and I believe the best surprises this year came from The Guild panel. So what is The Guild? It’s an online comedy show about the online and offline lives of a guild (group of gamers). Whether you play games or not, it’s worth checking out. You’ll find yourself laughing at all the characters, because we all know people in real life that reminds us of each character!

The Guild panel was on Friday morning, and to my surprise, the line was wrapping around the hallway! Every seat in the room was taken, and many of the attendees stood against the back walls. The session was quite packed!
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WordCamp LA

August 7, 2009 by  
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I’m attending WordCampLA!I just registered for the first WordCamp LA and I’m super excited! There’s a lot of great speakers and they’re adding more each day.

What is WordCamp you may ask? It’s a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. Attendees include the casual users, designers, plugin developers to the core WordPress developers. If you have the slightest interest in WordPress or even blogging, I highly suggest you attend!

The first WordCamp LA will be taking place on Saturday, September 12th, 2009 at Loyola Marymount University, which is very close to LAX airport for those of you coming from out of town.

Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get yours soon! I’ll see you there!

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Wordcamp SF 2009

April 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Geek Get-Togethers, Wordpress

Wordcamp SFI’m so excited to be attending Wordcamp SF for the first time! I’ve been using WordPress way before it was even WordPress and the evolution of the software has been amazing to watch all these years.

It was originally written by Michel V and called b2 (then cafelog). I use to help him beta new versions of b2. Michel moved onto new projects and stopped developing b2, and that’s when Matt Mullenweg stepped in. WordPress has come such a long way. To me it’s like watching a child grow up!

I hope to see you at Wordcamp SF 2009! It’s on Saturday, May 30th. And I will most likely organize a Tweetup the night before, so keep an eye out. :)

WordCamp San Francisco is a conference organized by the creators of WordPress for our users and developers. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. The event is open to WordPress.com & WordPress.org users alike.

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Macworld Expo 2009

January 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Apple, Geek Get-Togethers

Macworld 2009 ScrapbookMacworld SF 2009 for me has been a great experience. I didn’t spend much time at the Macworld event itself, but all the little events in and around San Francisco for the few days were all very nice.

My plane finally landed in SF on noon on Sunday, and I spent the day with my college friends in the city. We had lunch there and walked around Union Square. It was a lovely day. We spent the night driving to Sunnyvale to meet up with some other college friends.

Monday, I had a great lunch with my friends at Qik! They’re based in Downtown Redwood, which was a hop-skip away from where I was staying. We talked about all sorts of geeky stuff and planning for the night’s tweetup. ;)

Monday night came, and our crazy tweetup at 21st Amendment was underway. It was so nice to see everyone! There were a few surprises too. :) Thank you all for coming and making the Tweetup so much fun!

My Tuesday was really short. I browsed around the Macworld show room for a bit, and had to catch my plane. I was happy to see Veronica Belmont walking around. And I caught a live taping to Macbreak Weekly with Leo Laporte.

I wish I had more time to look around… but maybe I’ll save that for next year! Yes there will be a Macworld next year! ;)

Daynah & Chris Pirillo At Qik Headquarters @daynah, @misskaren, & @ijustine I <3 Nokia! @calilewis, @daynah, and @ijustine Our Twitter Badges

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Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word at PodCamp Hawaii

October 26, 2008 by  
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I was out today, so I missed all the sessions from Podcamp Hawaii! So I’m trying to catch up, starting with Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word session. I really love hearing about WordPress news.


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What I’m really excited about is WordPress 2.7, Automatic Updates, and BuddyPress! Check out the session, it’s very interesting.

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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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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 RingToneFeeder.com

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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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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I Met a Robot!

July 1, 2008 by  
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I went to the American Library Association Conference this weekend and had a great time. It was held in Anaheim, CA this year, so definitely close. I was walking down the exhibit halls, and this robot from Emery-Pratt.com was the most interesting thing I saw. He was hilarious! Just watch!

Some other vendors that we talked to were: TracSystems (our current printing system), Demco (library furniture), and Innovative Interfaces (software for our online catalog).

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WWDC08 in 60 Seconds!

June 10, 2008 by  
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If you missed the WWDC08 Keynote yesterday, don’t worry! Mahalo Daily has put a nice 60 seconds version of the keynote for you! Believe me, it does have all the key points!

Sources: Mahalo Daily

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April 8, 2008 by  
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Comdex 2002

November 25, 2002 by  
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Comdex this year wasn’t what a lot of people expected. As for me, I knew the economy was down, and that a lot of companies closed down along with it, so I didn’t expect too much from Comdex. That way, I was able to see the brighter side of the whole event. The convention took place on Nov. 16 – 22 of this year. We decided to go to Las Vegas on the 21st and 22nd. Comdex was reduced from 3 different convention centers to half of one this year. I remember going to it 2 years ago, and you had to take busses to see all the other booths.

Among the spectacular booths were Nokia, Samsung, and Microsoft, at least in my opinion. Those were the three that really stood out. Nokia has many interactive things for the guests. A small golf course, all digitally wired for the guests to win gifts. Each of the holes had sensors, which are sent to a digital device, and then transfered to a server to display on a monitor. Now that’s technology! Samsung had a wonderful display of flat screen monitors around their booth. And well, Mircosoft took up most of the main floor. ;) They had a two-story lab, presentations, and other booths about their new .NET products.


And the lastest technological trend that I saw there were tablets and flat screen monitors! Almost every booth had them.

We spent about two days walking to all the booths, and also going to two of the Mircosoft TechNet presentations. One was about ISA Servers and the other was about BackOffice Small Business Server. I learned a lot. ;)

I also finally bought 3D Album, a product I’m always looking at the computer show. So I finally bought it. I was disappointed that they ran out of boxes for the software, and the man said if I bought it, he’ll mail me the box. Sounds fair. So I did, and the box also arrived later in a few days. Wow.

After Comdex, we hit up all the buffets. We’re not really gamblers, so what better way to spend the weekend in Las vegas but eat? :)

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