Next stop, San Francisco


For more or less two weeks straight I’ve been in conference marathon mode. In fact I’m typing this as I’m sitting at the UIKonf registration desk, blissfully catching up on email and admin.

This is what’s going on around me:



There’s another day of UIKonf hackday tomorrow, then on Monday I’ll be off to San Francisco to speak at O’Reilly Solid. This should be really good, I’m looking forward to continuing all the conversations started at ThingsCon there.

Then in June, I’ll be lining up some client work and quite likely another trip to San Francisco.

This has been a very good year indeed, with so many good conversations and connections. My mind is still reeling from all the input at and around ThingsCon, NEXT Berlin and UIKonf, and I expect this to continue at O’Reilly Solid and FooCamp.

At the same time, I’m trying to cut out some time to get another project ready to a soft launch throughout this summer.

These are very exciting days indeed.

If you’re at Solid or want to meet up in San Francisco next week, ping me!

Quick updates: ThingsCon, UIKonf, NEXT Berlin & more


Just briefly some link for you to peruse:

Over at ThingsCon, we have a more or less final program for day 2, an unpolished draft program for day 1, a location for the workshop day (day 1, at Betahaus), and the last few days of early bird tickets. (We extended them to this Friday, 6pm CET.)

For UIKonf, we have a (nearly) final speaker list, a yummy menu draft, excellent coffee, a location for the hackday (betahaus), and also still tickets available.

At NEXT Berlin, ticket sales will go live any day now, and the program is announced step by step.

In other news: Setting up my new company as an umbrella for all my activities is in process, more on that soon. The schedule and speaker list for SolidCon is online and seeing the other speakers I feel humbled to be part of that list.

Some quick updates: ThingsCon, PETS, SolidCon, Highway1


you live the surprise results of old plans


Writing the weeknotes for KANT I just noticed a few things I haven’t mentioned here, so I’m just copy&pasting them in:

ThingsCon is making big, big strides, including an advisory board and a ton of freshly confirmed speakers. To follow the progress, keep an eye on Twitter and the blog!

This week I’m off to Amsterdam to talk about 3D printing at a big conference for the pets food and toys industry called PETS. I’m going to take Chris‘ new Mac presentation tool Deckset for a spin there, which I’ve been playing around with for a few days and which is great.

Brady Forrest, speaker and advisor at ThingsCon and co-founder of PCH’s hardware incubator Highway1 also made me a mentor for Highway1, which I’m excited about.

Speaking of being excited about hardware/software things, I just learned I’ll be speaking at Solid, O’Reilly’s new conference about the convergence of hardware and software. San Francisco in May it is!