I’m off to the city of Austin, Texas this Friday in the wee hours of the morning.
Haven’t been in the States since
2000 (correction 1999 and I was nearly interviewed in a Garment district bar for a local news programme about Monica Lewinsky, but I was a good corporate web editor on a work trip and refused!); a lot’s happened since then. Previous US touch points have been New York x 2 [so cold in March I almost passed out on the street], Cleveland [windy – and not much else] and *cough* Detroit Airport [unspeakable].
Anyway – I’ve spent a little time this weekend choosing what panels I’m going to, and getting some inspiration for future B&I nights [once I get there I can start deviating of course…]
On the last day (Tuesday 14th) I’ve a dilemma as two great looking sessions clash:
‘Designing The Next Generation of Web Apps’ with Evan Williams [Blogger and now Odeo], Mena Trott [Six Apart], Ludicorp’s George Oates and folk from Measure Map and Stamen Design.
So, which one to go for??
The blurb for the first one says:
“Open source software business models have gone from theoretical to profitable over the past half decade-companies like Red Hat, MySQL, JBOSS, and IBM. How will peer production business models prove out in the content space? Learn how pioneering commons-based businesses are creating what Business 2.0 calls the next multi-billion dollar industry”
But can I miss hearing from Evan Williams? I can’t decide!
Now, I must go check out the weather forecast…