I’ll be live-tweeting, podcasting, and blogging from the event. That is, if there is any time between meeting and greeting amazing people.
What is Gnomedex?
Gnomedex is an event that will host some of the world’s leading bloggers, podcasters, videobloggers, and tech-savvy enthusiasts. Gnomedex 8.0 will be in Seattle, Washington from August 21st – 23rd, 2008.
Why I’m Attending
It’s an interesting story. I have a sort of conference addiction. I like to attend at least one every two months to reinvigorate the ideas running through my head, and to meet the intense minds that attend them. That said, I live as cheaply as possible so as to afford these events.
The price tag on Gnomedex was a little high for me, but I remembered what Dale Carnegie once said: “If you need something, ask for it”. So I tried it. I found Chris Pirlillo’s E-mail address and wrote him a letter about how I was doing a lot of experiments during conferences and that Gnomedex would be an excellent place to continue these experiments. I also told him about Cyborg Anthropology and how it relates to social media studies. Finally, I told him that it was going to be a little difficult to afford the conference.
So he E-mailed me back, and told me he’d get me in for free. So I am going. And I’m VERY excited. I’ll be leaving on the Iterasi Bus organized by Alex Williams (@podcasthotel) with a wonderful medley of amazing individuals, including Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb, Pete Grillo, Jay Stewart, Ethan Kaplan, Kevin Fox, Britney Mason, Drew Olanoff, Jason Harris, Londa Quisling and Eva Schweber of Cubespace.
Full List of Conference Attendees
A full list of conference attendees which includes Carolynn Duncan of Epic Ventures and Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist and Charlene Li (formerly of Forrester Research) and Robert Scoble can be accessed ONLY if you click this link and scroll down the page! (que spam filters).