Guy Kawasaki’s key note was great. He knew how to keep the audience listening, a hard task at 9:00 a.m. for most of us who were out late the night before, and suffering from at least a two-hour time change. Don’t worry Guy, I won’t let the bozos get me down.
The first day seemed a tad disorganized but to be fair to Brett Tabke, they did a phenominal job considering the last minute rush of registrations. Having lunch in one of the session rooms caused some confusion, but not nearly as much as having Ask.com’s cocktail reception in that same session room – with 2000 chairs set up in that room, it left little room for mingling and most people were crammed up against the bar. Thankfully, I arrived fashionably late and only had to tolerate the masses for about 10 minutes and yet still managed to meet several new people.
Tuesday night’s dinner with Dave and Sally Burke, Rob Snell, Matt Tuens, and John Marshall was extermely interesting. And I’m not even talking about the hour wait to be seated, followed by the hour wait for our food. The conversation was lively and I’d be lying if I didn’t come away with more than a handful of insights.
The night was capped off by hanging out in the hotel bar for a few hours, exchanging success stories, tips, and Technorati rankings (Thanks Rand!)