As a followup to my previous blog posts and innumerable Twitters (starting on March3) about the Graphing Social Patterns and ETech conferences this past week, I just wanted to say-hey to all those I met or ran into -- at least those I got cards from. It was fun chatting with all of you, and I look forward to staying in touch! After all, we're supposed to be "social" at these things, right? In fact, please Facebook me and/or hook up with me on LinkedIn (see links just to the right in my sidebar), if we aren't already connected (or I will do that from my end).
Hello again to the following folks I already knew and ran into at GSP or ETech (listed alphabetically):
•Sean Ammirati, VP at mSpoke and ReadWriteWeb contributor (PA)
•Dan Carroll, CEO, Intelligent Media Platform and Somr.org (formerly Minneapolis, now Mountain View)
•Rick Enrico, CEO, JuiceMedia (San Diego)
•Aaron Fulkerson, Cofounder, Mindtouch (San Diego)
•Chris Gammill, Web Product Marketing Consultant (LA)
•Dan Grigsby, uber-developer, Unpossible.com (MN)
•Alex Iskold, CEO of AdaptiveBlue and ReadWriteWeb contributor (NJ)
•Jeremiah Owyang, new Forrester Research analyst rockstar (SF)
And it was great meeting all these new people (listed alphabetically); apologies to those I may have missed because I didn't get a card:
•Bill Binning, CMO, Jaduka (TX)
•Ben Benner, CTO, Jaduka (TX)
•Derek Dukes, Founder, Dipity (SF)
•Pete Forde, Partner, Unspace (Toronto)
•Chris Hendricks, VP Bus Dev, Travature (San Diego)
•Kristofer Layon, Web Project Coord, U of MN (Go, Gophers!)
•Ian Kennedy, Product Mgr, MyBlogLog/Yahoo (SF)
•Sanyu Kirulata, Queen's School of Business MBA candidate (Canada)
•Vince Kohli, CEO, BizInnovativ (NJ)
•Chris Messina, Citizen Agency/DISO-project.org (SF)
•David Recordon, Open Platforms Technical Lead, SixApart (SF)
•Jodee Rich, CEO, PeopleBrowsr.com (Sydney)
•Jeff Roberto, Marketing/PR Director, Friendster (SF)
•Jason Rubenstein, Cofounder, Just Three Words (LA)
•Todd Sampson, Cofounder and Dir-Tech Mktg, MyBlogLog/Yahoo (SF)
•Maria Sipka, CEO, Linqia (Spain via Sydney)...and she surfs, too!
I hope those of you who read this will let me know what you thought of the events (just email me at graeme at thickins dot com). Best of luck to all of you in your current endeavors! And I certainly hope our respective social graphs continue to intersect in good ways....
[By the way, if you'd like to get access to any speaker presentation files from either event, they're being posted on the following pages, which the O'Reilly people said are being updated as speakers choose to add their slides:
- GSP speaker presentations (this is the specific page at Slideshare.net where speakers were asked to post their slides)
- ETech speaker presentations (a page on the O'Reilly site that has several postings already, and I assume more will be added ongoing).
Keep checking these links if you don't see what you want.]
UPDATE 3/10/08: To update link for GSP speaker presentations.
UPDATE 3/17/08: To give you yet another link to the GSP presentations, this one the official O'Reilly page, which recently went live: Graphing Social Patterns West 2008 - Presentation Files.