A quick note to remind everybody that the September UT Blogger dinner will be this Thursday, September 27th at 6pm. Things will get underway at what is quickly becoming ‘the usual haunt’ – the open wifi enabled Applebees on 123 E. 12300 S. Draper, Utah. Bring your wit, a propensity to share, and know the super-secret signs.
Archive for September, 2007
It has been too long since we last got together for a CodeAway, but you only have to wait a little while longer. Our next event is in a few weeks.
If the weather is good, I thought we could create CodeAway t-shirts. I did something like it this month:
Bring a blank t-shirt and we’ll have some supplies available. If you want to blow everyone away, create your own logo for CodeAway and bring it along as a stencil. I’ll have a few stencils to choose from by then, so if all you want to do is bring a t-shirt, then you can look like one of the cool kids!
Here are the details for the October CodeAway:
Date and Time: Saturday, 10-06-07 1pm-5pm
Location: SupaSecret Location! Contact Laura Moncur to get the address.
Feel free to bring treats, your laptop, your Nintendo DS and your buddies! See you in a couple weeks!
Here are a couple of photos from July’s CodeAway:
More photos here: CodeAway: SLC Geeks – a photoset on Flickr
Yesterday news came through my office’s ephemeral layer that Guy Kawasaki was going to be speaking in Salt Lake courtesy of Doba, a leading drop shipper specializing in ‘product sourcing’ (as opposed to out sourcing). Don’t know who this Guy is? From Wikipedia:
Guy Kawasaki (born 1954), one of the original Apple employees responsible for marketing of the Macintosh in 1984, is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist. He is noted for bringing the concept of evangelism to the high-tech business, focusing on creating passionate user-advocates for the Apple brand. Kawasaki was a former Apple Fellow, and after leaving the company, became CEO of a pseudo-spinoff of Apple called ACIUS, which produced the 4th Dimension database program. He also started the company Fog City Software. And most recently he launched the rumor reporting website Truemors.
That event is November 1st from 3-5pm at the Health Science Center, Salt Lake Community College, Jordan Campus. While Truemors has been something of a black eye for Guy the cost of admission ($10) and Guys otherwise impressive legacy should make this a good event. Hope to see you there!
Sometimes as an indie web slinger things like holiday restful times get overridden by ‘catching up on the backlog of projects’. Its due, in large part, to the transient nature of the work – have a laptop and cell phone and suddenly the office follows on into the three day weekends.
Whether you code from a cubical or comforter time management is your business. But on this Labor Day weekend I ask that, if you haven’t already, take a moment, catch your breath, and enjoy a bit of quiet before the rush to end the year begins.
We’ll be back shortly to announce our September CodeAway event.