Friday, April 18, 2008
I'm a "Wiinner!"
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I've spent the last few weeks at trade shows, events and cocktail parties hanging out with lots of winners and I even managed to become a "Wiinner" myself.
At Double Click's Ad-Tech Party in San Francisco I spent a little time with two internet winners Pete Cashmore CEO of Mashable and Richard Jalichandra CEO of Technorati. Both guys are really nice guys no matter what Valley Wag says. ;)
I also attended two Revision 3 Parties. One that was co-sponsored by the Association for Downloadable Media and hosted at Kiptronic's fabulous rooftop. Another Rev 3 party with at Jillian's with Digg's Kevin Rose, Rev 3's Jim Louderback and Ask a Ninja's Kent Nichols.
Revision 3 also threw a FANTASTIC closing Key Note session at Ad-Tech with Kevin, Kent, The Ninja, Jeff Macpherson AKA Dr. Tiki from Tikibar TV and Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV. They were all very funny on the panel and the guys (Martin and Gator) from Internet Superstar produced an awesome live show that should be posted online next week. (Please post a link in the comments if you find one.)
I also took a cab ride from hell with Dr. Tiki and one mean ass cab driver to Forbidden Island in Alameda for a Dr. Tiki fan meetup. Where Scott Beale from Laughing Squid.took some photos of the coolest Tiki Bar in San Francisco (Alameda)
G-Tech's Party in Las Vegas at the "Heff" Suite at the Palms and hung out with Red Camera's "Leader of the Rebelion" and winner Ted Schilowitz got pushed in the pool by some of his co-rebels. Mark Pederson of New York's Off Hollywood Pictures and I took Ted back to his hotel still in his robe after the party.
Ted Schilowitz and Mark Pederson CC Photo By Tim Street
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And when I went to listen to the biggest winner of them all, Survivor Producer Mark Burnett, speak at a NXTComm / iHollywood Forum event I became a "Wiinner" myself when I won a Wii. It was waiting for me when I got home today so I'm going to hook it up and see how much fun it is. The NXTcomm guys are also seeing if they have a spot for me to speak at the NXTcomm Show.
Speaking of speaking, if any of you that attended my session at NAB would like a copy of my slides you can find a copy of my "Lessons Learned" NAB presentation posted here.