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Homage to Geeks.

Last week end I had a chance to make a presentation at BarCamp Brisbane. BarCamp is basically a geekfest, where pasty technophiles talk about stuff like code optimisation etc. Things that I know nothing of but since starting down this path of learning about the interwebs and how it works to produce content I’ve realised that I need to mix with those that know a lot more than me. For that reason I’ve taken a keen interest in twitter in particular as it is my conduit to all things informative and changing in this world that I’m learning.

Because of twitter friends and being involved in putting together a couple of twitter meetups I was invited to attend so I chose to speak.

My presentation was basically about what I’m doing here and how challenging the technology is and to thank all the geeks out there for producing the things that enable me to do this. Most of all I wanted to encourage them to continue to progress the tools to make it easier to produce what we’re really here for, Content!Geek Inside

It’s been quite a while since I’ve given any form of presentation and I enjoyed weaving a story of the struggles of this technology and how with perseverance it’s possible to overcome the issues but most of all it was good for me to tell what I’m doing and to sound out if there is an interest in Your Story

I would not be here doing this if it wasn’t for all those super bright geeks working late into the night living on pizza & coke getting off on what I’d be brain dead attempting. So I’d just like to say thank you to all of you for helping to give the rest of the world these amazing tools that enable us to generate things like Your Story.

You’ve given me more than you will ever appreciate.


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  • David Novakovic Friday, 30 May, 2008, 3:25 pm

    Doesn’t matter how much you learn about tech, there is always someone who knows more!

    sweet post though 🙂

  • angus Friday, 30 May, 2008, 3:33 pm

    Ian, your presentation inspired me to remember why we design software and systems that interact with people. We are nowhere near where I expected we would be in 2008 but I can tell you, there is a lot of interesting developments in the user interaction space to come in the next few short years. Thanks for taking the time out and visiting barcamp.

  • Danacea Friday, 30 May, 2008, 5:49 pm

    Being little of a techie myself – I know exactly what you mean. It’s the support of one’s worldwide friends and learning by ‘osmosis’… geek is a word that needs to be reclaimed and held out proudly. See: look what we can do when we’re all together!