Well maybe not quite the epicentre of blogging but we do have some active bloggers who regularly meet and share ideas. Every month there is a bloggers meet-up (in fact there’s one tonight – 21st May – upstairs at the Brass Monkey, Northbridge from 7pm) and there was a Barcamp Perth 2.0 earlier this month. (more on Barcamp – Live blog)
We’re apparently hosting the World Blog Awards in August… although where this comes from is a mystery… maybe it’s wishful thinking.
What’s not wishful thinking but in fact reality is the Edge of the Web Conference – November 6-7 – in Perth. It was announced at BarCamp and has a lot of people excited about it.
The Australian Web Industry Association is proud to announce that Perth, Western Australia will be getting it’s very own world-class web conference event: Edge of the Web 2008.
More details will be announced as they are confirmed, but mark 6-7 November in your calendar now. We have an exciting lineup of local, national and international speakers on both technical and business topics – including accessibility, usability, information architecture, code, marketing with social networks, and much, much more.
You might be wondering why I’m not more fulsome in my descriptions of BarCamp 2.0. Surely, you are thinking, Cellobella wouldn’t have missed such an exciting event on her doorstep? Surely she would have signed up at once! Surely such a blog savvy individual such as she would have been possibly even presenting!!
Well stop calling me Shirley.
Dear reader, I fully intended to go, I really did. I signed up on the wiki even. Not to present – there were plenty of others already lined up for that honour – but just to go and experience an unconference. Unfortunately I had a terrible cold and spent the day in bed feeling sorry for myself and making my family suffer.
I’m a terrible patient – especially when my plans are thwarted.
I lay there imagining Central TAFE full of excited geeky types… the nerdy ones with thick glasses and green or brown tee-shirts, baggy seated jeans… the oh-so-cool Web 3.0 types with funky hairstyles and skinny rectangular glasses (they all look like Elliot Spencer in my mind) … and the Bloggy types – harder to categorise – I’m thinking a cross between Bloggy Hell and Karen Cheng – or maybe Mad Goat Lady crossed with Rotto Bloggo?
They are all sharing ideas and coming up with amazing web business plans and getting very enthusiastic about the Edge of the Web conference in November.
And there are sandwiches…
Did you go? Am I close?
- What’s a BarCamp, and what is it good for?
- My first blogger meetup
- On the Edge of the Universe, Isolation is King
- Perth: not a bad place to be a blogger
- My first experience with Google Gears