Looking Forward, Looking Back

It’s been an interesting year. More so than normal years. It’s also the end of a decade, so I’ve got some thoughts on that too. Fair warning. This is a longy.

Decade first:

in 2000 I worked for a company that was basically an IT Staffing firm that decided to get into software. I worked internally on a web app that would (in their terms) revolutionize staffing. I bailed, they failed, it was 2000, that happened a lot to a lot of people and companies.

I spent most of the 2000’s as a programmer, first doing ColdFusion, then moving to Flex. It never occurred to me to try out M$ tools, or any other. I liked Macromedia (Now Adobe) offerings and stuck with them.

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Hung out with 20 of Colorado’s most innovative companies yesterday.

I was at DEMOgala ’08 ALL day yesterday. It was fun. Tiring but fun. It’s funny how I can do a 3-4 conference, set it up all that, and not be as beat as setting up a single booth, LOL. Man New respect for expo sponsors! Our booth was pretty sweet! Check out my write up on that, over here. I got to hang with my pals from Brightkite, which is always fun! Rob from EventVue showed up, and we chatted some more about some cool changes they’re making over there, that will totally rock for event organizers! The first among them, is that EventVue is free now. They used to charge by attendee, but decided that model wasn’t very good for them or organizers. The new model they’re working…

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My next new adventure begins

This week, at 360|Flex I accepted a job. Not just any job, what I believe will be THE job. No Tom and I aren’t quitting our day jobs to do 360|Flex, in all likely hood, that ain’t gonna happen for a long while, if ever, who knows. Rather, I’ve accept a job at as Community Evangelist. I’m really stoked! It’s something I’ve been looking at for a while now, as possibly my next step in my career evolution. I love writing code and don’t see that stopping really, though it will no doubt lessen, and be more along the lines of demos and POCs, etc. I’m really excited about this opportunity! I came up with what I felt was a good job description, and EUI, agreed, and we all shook…

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on my way to the Industry Leader and Creative Media Summit

Packing can be so stressful. I always worry I’ll run out of underwear! I’m getting read to head to SFO for Adobe’s Industry Leader and Creative Media Summit. I’m not entirely sure what it means, but sounds fun nonetheless. It should be exciting, maybe rubbing elbows whomever Adobe thinks is an industry leader :) My main hope is that it will afford Tom and I a chance to get 360Conferences‘ name out there a bit more, we’re more than 360|Flex (big news on that coming soon, I hope), so we want people to know who we are. If you’re gonna be in attendance, drop a comment or an email and let me know, we can get drinks or something!

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