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Gnomedex 2009 marked my 4th Gnomedex and it seems that they get better every year. Gnomedex has always made me think in ways I hadn’t thought, meet people I had not met and do things I wouldn’t otherwise do. I view going to Gnomedex as a kind of engineered randomness with known constraints.

Gnomedex is also a place for me make new friends and to catch up with friends that I don’t get to see all that often. This year was no different (although I did miss one person in particular). Drop me a line if I haven’t said hi after this year’s Gnomedex.

Words, rather than photos

If you’re looking for a wrap up or summary of Gnomedex 2009 in words, rather than pictures, here are few of best that I’ve read.

Gnomedex 2009 Pix

Here are my favorite pictures from this year’s Gnomedex (some of which have been posted over on my photoblog).

Frank Eliason (@comcastcares) - Gnomedex 2009

Frank Eliason – ComcastCares

Betsy describes Bing's ad budget - Gnomedex 2009

Betsy Aoki

Gnomedex 2009

Printed head from Bre’s Maker Bot 3d printer.

Lee LeFever and Kris Krug - Gnomedex 2009

Lee LeFever and Kris Krug

Fierce Buzz - Gnomedex 2009

Danielle Sipple (@fiercekitty) and Buzz Bruggeman

Mark Horvath - Gnomedex 2009

Mark Horvath

Amber Case - Gnomedex 2009 (crop)

Amber Case

Beth Goza (crop) - Gnomedex 2009

Beth Goza


Big thanks to Chris Pirillo and all the folks that put on Gnomedex every year. Their tireless hard work that makes Gnomedex very special to me every year is very much appreciated.

More photos from my Gnomedex 2009 photoset

Gnomedex Ignite Seattle

Gnomedex 2008 Aftermath

Dancing with Where the Hell is Matt? - Gnomedex 2008

Actually, other than being tired from having a four week old child at home and shooting 1000 pictures (thankfully, I didn’t post all of them), this year’s Gnomedex was distinctively lacking in an aftermath.

No controversy (I think) and lots of great speakers, ideas and attendees wrapped this year’s meetup into the best Gnomedex yet. I met a lot of really nice folks who wanted to share their ideas, projects, tattoos and good will.

My top moments at Gnomedex this year

What happened at Gnomedex?

There are lots of great summaries of the show out there, so I won’t give you mine. Here are some of the best.

Thank you

A huge thanks to Chris, Ponzi and the Gnomedex crew for all their hard work again this year. You guys put on the best show and attract the best folks time and time again. I’ve mentioned before that despite all my years in the Internet biz, Gnomedex 2006 was my first “Internet” conference. It’s now the only one I can’t miss every year.

Finally, Beth Kanter via Dave Delaney summed up Gnomedex 2008 in eleven words:

Use technology for good and it will make you feel good.

Conferences Gnomedex Pictures

Gnomedex 2008 Pictures

My pix are below, but I certainly wasn’t alone in taking pix for the conference. There are lots more here and here.

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Out and about August 2008 Edition

After a brief shut down in the extra curricular activities, I’ll be out and about in the real world (errr…. echo chamber) real soon now.

Here are a couple of events you can spot me at in the next couple of weeks.

Wordcamp 2008

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While I haven’t blogged as much in the last year as I would have like to, the crowd that Wordcamp attracts is a great one. Great presentations of the past have included Jeremy Wright, Rashmi Sinha, Om Malik and John C. Dvorak.

This year’s lineup looks to be just as promising.

Wordcamp SF 2008 takes place this Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in in San Francisco, CA.

Here are some of my pictures from last year’s Wordcamp.

Gnomedex 2008

chris pirilloIt’s kind of funny, for all the years I’ve spent in tech, Gnomedex 2006 was really my first tech conference. Chris Pirillo’s Gnomedex conference always has good presentations up front and even better conversations in the hallway.

Hell, if nothing else, I like going to see who is going to get obliterated by Dave Winer (last year was Jason Calacanis).

Gnomedex 2008 takes place August 21st through 23rd, 2008 at Bell Harbor Conference Center here in Seattle, WA.

Here are some pictures I took at Gnomedex 2007.

Meet up?

Drop me a line if you’re planning on attending and would like to meet up.


Pix from Gnomedex

Not sure why I didn’t think of this before, but thanks Paul Stamatiou for reminding me of this lovely tool.

Here is a slideshow of my Flickr pictures from Gnomedex 2007.

Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.


Gnomedexmen ’07 comic book cover

Ah Comic Life, how I’ve wanted to use you for some time. Gnomedex ’07 was full of comic book characters so it only seems appropriate to create a comic to summarize the experience.

I had a great time at the conference and met a lot of great people. Now, to go get some social network fatigue…

A larger image is on Flickr. Please share.


Conferences Gnomedex

Gnomedex 2007


I’m a wee bit excited about this year’s Gnomedex. Not as excited as that man —> ,
but excited nevertheless.

Last year was my first and my good pal Jeremy Zawodny (who is mysteriously absent from this list) was kind enough to show me around and introduce me to folks. I met a lot of really great people and am still enjoying the benefits of new friendships and business relationships.

Anyway, I had a great time and am pleased to be going again this year. I hope to meet many of you there.

Who’s coming?

If you are going to the show and what to get a sense of who is going to be there, I’ve created a series of pages on Netvibes so that you can go peruse the works of the people that will be attending. I used the OPML file provided on the Eventbrite page and imported and sorted all the attendees by last name.

Now this was the best way I could figure out how to represent such a large number of people, if you’ve got a better solution, respond or fire me an email to If I don’t know you, you’ll have to add yourself to my buddy list for email, but it’s pretty easy.

Clicking on the buttons below will create a Netvibes page to view the blogs of the attendees whose last names are with those letters. Netvibes wisely would not let me add all the feeds onto one page.

Gnomedexers A-D
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Gnomedexers D-J
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Gnomedexers K-R
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Gnomedexers R-T
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Gnomedexers T-Z
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Gnomedex Speakers and their blogs

I’m heading to Gnomedex this weekend as it is hosted in Seattle, my current backyard. Gnomedex is a blogger conference held annually Chris Pirillo, blogger and tech geek extraordinaire.

So, I’m a little new to the whole Gnomedex thing… I’m no insider, mega blogger, or Chris Pirillo, but I did want the 411 on who would be speaking. The Gnomedex Wiki seemed to be down, so I created a quick and dirty schedule with links to all the speakers for this weekend.

Click through for the schedule.