Four years of bucketFountain – I’m amazed! It’s been a busy four years I guess… Webstock was great and all of the feedback has been really good, I think that people enjoyed it and learnt lots. I’m looking forward to debriefing with the rest of the organising team as many lessons were learned.
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Final Day tomorrow and I don’t want it to end. I have met so many amazing people and I can’t get over how cool they all are. Brekkie with Joel tomorrow at 7:15am. I’ve good mind to complain to the organisers that that 7:15am for breakfast is the height of just-too-muchery.
The Bird has been a little neglected this week – but luckily his grandparents on his mothers side have been popping in to keep him company in the evenings.
It has all started for us – met Kelly Goto and Doug Bowman at the airport this morning. No one should have to be out of bed before 8am on a Sunday morning. Still, I shouldn’t complain, at least I hadn’t had a 13+ trip…
Alright alright alright – party at the moon tower! Well, the Wellington Town Hall anyway. Yep, Webstock has been announced and will happen in Wellington next May 23rd to 26th. This is going to be a great conference – more than a conference, a party too. We’ve got some great speakers coming, including Joel “on Software” Spolsky, Ben “lead developer of Firefox” Goodger, Doug “the designer” Bowman, Kelly Goto, Kathy Sierra, Dori Smith, Steve Champeon, Joe Clarke, and other really really cool people. More details at the site, and plenty more announcements coming up between now and then.
Attended the Web Standards Group meeting on Thursday. The speakers (John Allsopp, Jonathan Mosen and Russ Weakley) were great, and it was fascinating to watch Jonathan, who is blind, surf the web using a speech reader. Accessibility was no longer an academic issue – seeing it used was an accessible-design affirming moment!