Tomorrow morning (perhaps this morning by the time you read this), I’ll be on my way to the Graphing Social Patterns conference in San Jose.
I was lucky enough to snag a bloggers pass from Chris Heuer from Social Media Club, who I met originally at the Community 2.0 Conference last year. Chris is organizing the unconference part of the fun called OpenFaced (here’s the fb event), and I’m excited because I know it’ll be a good one.
One thing I’ve learned is that you absolutely MUST choose a few places to be a couple times per year to meet new people and talk shop. Not because you have an agenda, but because meeting people is how you get new ideas, change your world view, and increase your capability to help people and find like minds.
If you’re not at the Graphing Social Patterns conference, you’re going to miss out on some good stuff. Here’s a short-list of companies who have folks coming: LinkedIn, TechCrunch, Slide.com, fbExchange, Facebook, O’Reilly Media, Forrester Research, Joyent, SixApart, JibJab, Mahalo, NewsGator, VideoEgg, Plaxo, VentureBeat, Mashery, AdBrite, Tantek.com, etc. It’s a veritable who’s who, and I’m excited to be a part of it.
Chris was kind enough to ask me to start a session at the unconference, and as they go, I may as well. I will absolutely be participating as much as possible.
The key right now is that I’d love to see you there.
If you’re going, please feel free to contact me. I’d love to hook up and chat. Not sure what to say? No worries, we’ll figure it out. I love listening to ideas, so if you have any of those bring them with ya.
See ya there. And maybe, just maybe I’ll let you in on my secret new company that is making revenue 6 days after incorporating. I’m not going to break the news here though. You’ll have to find me in San Jose at the Graphing Social Patterns conference.