But if you follow me on Twitter, I guess you, uh, knew that... :-) Because it was nonstop, crazy, hair-on-fire tweeting from me Tuesday through Friday!! These back-to-back events were fantastic -- I got to see many old friends, make some important new contacts, learn about lots of cool new startups, plus see some amazing new technology -- particularly of the human-computer interface variety at the Blur event, Thursday evening and Friday.
The Twitter hashtags for both events were extremely active, to say the very least! Someone even posted a pie chart of the active tweeters towards the end of the first day of Defrag, which I reposted on Google+ here. I didn't get the total count of tweets at that point, but it had to be huuge, with #Defragcon surely a trending topic on Twitter for a while.
For some of my other coverage of both events, listen to these SoundCloud audio interviews I did during the three days, mostly of speakers or exhibitors. In addition, I posted all my photos to this Flicker set, covering both events. You can also see a blog post I did on this site, right before Blur, highlighting the two awesome Minneapolis startups I was instrumental in getting there: Canopy and QFO Labs, both of which made some amazing connections.
It was my sixth consecutive year at Defrag, ever since it began in 2007. It was my first Blur, which had previously been held twice in Orlando. This was the first year it was colocated with Defrag, which I understand will continue. The well known VC firm Foundry Group is a backer of these conferences, run by my longtime colleague and friend Eric Norlin, as well as the Glue conference developer event, held each May at the same location, the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO. Watch for the dates of the 2013 Glue, to be be announced soon on that web site. It will be the fourth annual, and I intend to be there. Join me!