Iâ€™d love for you to be in an exotic location. Some place like Tahiti, Morocco, Zanzibar. Just in case youâ€™re here in Boston (where the weather hasnâ€™t been too shabby lately) with me, I wanted to let you know about a couple of events coming up, and a little about whatâ€™s going on with myself.
Boston Tech Events
First, POPSignal is a party â€œaimed at bringing together the local tech community in a fun and informal environment. There is no format, presentations, or speeches. However, there is always a *free open bar, free food, music, fun activities from sponsors, and great conversation.*â€ Itâ€™s happening May 15th, and you should RSVP ASAP or youâ€™ll be SOL.
Then May 17th & 18th is BarCampBoston3, an unconference with just as much networking but some good presentations, demos, and discussions too. Whatâ€™s an unconference? It means that the basic organization(setting the dates, finding a venue, finding sponsors) have been done by organizers, but the content of the conference is driven by the attendees. There will be a schedule of timeslots and rooms available, to be filled the morning of. Hopefully Iâ€™ll see you present! Maybe youâ€™ll see me present?
My Boston Tech Life
Iâ€™ve been in Boston for over a year now, and have been writing Social Strategist a bit longer. Iâ€™ve completed a re-design of the site to make it cleaner, smoother, and now even have a headshot of myself up topâ€¦ staring at you while you read. Iâ€™d like to update more often, but the best ones come when Iâ€™m not forcing myself to write something; and Iâ€™d hate to waste your time with anything but the best.
As Iâ€™ve mentioned in a couple of entries, Iâ€™m also working on a startup, with two co-founders: Chris Mela and Andrew Trese. News Armada is a startup that wants to bring online news out of its infancy, based on the philosophy that thereâ€™s too much information with too little meaning. Weâ€™re planning to build the single best source of news, commentary, and community online. We hope to have a prototype by early June; if youâ€™d like to hear more before then, hopefully Iâ€™ll see you at POPSignal or BostonBarCamp3, or you can get in touch and weâ€™ll grab a coffee.
Until then, I hope you continue to enjoy Social Strategist!