LOLCats Rock!

LOLCats are like a virus. Once you start getting into them, you can’t stop… ever.  They make me smile. Hopefully they’ll make you smile.

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This photo is courtesy of I Can Has Cheeseburger?

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One of my favorite additions to this blog has been my sidebar widget for MyBlogLog.    It makes such a huge difference to be able to put the faces with the names of people who read the blog.  It does a lot to contribute to the community feel.

Community is really what a blog is all about.  It’s building a community around a set of ideas.

So… don’t lurk in the shadows.  Sign-up for MyBlogLog.  It will allow you to get to know the author and fellow readers of your favorite blogs better.

Staying In Touch With All Washington DC Tech Events

Continuing on the “Life after BarCamp DC” meme and echoing Russell’s comment, I really think that you all should check out Ross Karchner’s site DC Tech Events Weekly.

It’s a weekly overview of all technology events that are happening in the Washington DC area.

Ross does a really great job of being clued into what’s going on with the DC technology community and listing it on the site.  He will often have events on there that I’ve never heard of.

There is a RSS feed for syndication.  Hopefully there will be hCard support sometime soon.

So there is really no excuse to be bored at home.  There is always something going on for you to check out.  This site is a key resource.

What Bloggers Had To Say About BarCamp DC

This is what bloggers had to say about Saturday’s BarCamp DC:

Brian Williams

“If anything, I think it was too full — or too short. There were so many great topics to cover and good people to lead discussions, I felt like we could have filled 3 days.”

Jared Goralnick

“Not since the heyday of Netpreneur have there been so many people in one DC room so excited about what’s happening online. This was evidenced by the high level of conversation, the community-willingness to share, and the pure geekery of the attendees (everywhere I turned were MacBooks, iPhones, live bloggers, and people uploading photos to Flickr).”

Russell Heimlich

“There were so many interested attendees that many had to be turned away at the door. Wow! I guess the DC tech community has been secretly yearning for a BarCamp to pop up in the area… I had a blast at BarCamp DC and can’t wait until they hold another one (I think I heard the next one would be in January), hopefully in a bigger space. I already know what my next topic will be.”

Jesse Thomas – “BarCampDC was awesome!!!”

Tom Bridge

“This weekend at the downtown offices of Fleishman Hillard, 100 or so geeks gathered for BarCamp to talk about matters technological. I know what you’re thinking already, “Geeks, inside on a weekend? Shocking!” But it’s more than that. So many things are happening on the web these days, the advent of the true mobile web, the adoption of portable identities, people creating content and sharing, and a lot of that is happening here in our backyard as well as out on the west coast.”

Zvi Band

“Attended my first (as well as DC’s first) BarCamp. It was an awesome experience. Not only did I learn a lot, but I met a great crowd of people. It was fascinating to discover a small but thriving community of similar web-heads…”

Leslie Bradshaw

“This weekend, Jesse and I attended the [first?] BarCamp held in DC. Met some super cool people, learned some very useful things (namely, at the: Google Analytics session, the widget session a la Clearspring and the Grids/systems session)… “

Nguyet

“Overall, there were about 118 people attended. It was intimate. I’m proud to say that 200 OK were one of the sponsors…”

To celebrate our success, a bunch of went to get Maryland crabs for lunch today.

BarCamp DC was a complete success!!

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Today was really an amazing day. BarCamp DC went so well. It was a HUGE event for us, the tech community, and for the city of Washington DC. I’m so excited to see what’s going to come from the event in the weeks to come.

BarCamp DC was a complete success. We really couldn’t have done with out so many people who helped out and sponsored the event. BarCamp is really a team effort.

Everyone I talked to wanted to know when the next event was going to be and how they could help to take the event to the next level. That rocks!! If you do have comments on the event, put a comment in this post or send me an email.

Expect more thoughtful analysis of BarCamp DC soon but I wanted to shoot off a post before I sign off for the night.

It is BarCamp DC Day

Well the day that every Washington DC geek has waited for has finally arrived.  No Apple isn’t launching a product today.  It’s the day of BarCamp DC.

I’m excited.  I really have no idea what to expect.  The BarCamp I organized in Rochester was never this big.

Keep your eyes on my blog.  I’ll be posting up session notes and photos throughout the day.