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PubConference 2002 - The Outcome
Excellent day was had by all

 9:44 am on Oct 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks to everyone who attended PubConference 2002 at the Cittie of Yorke yesterday. I hope you all enjoyed the event and picked up some good contacts and extra little tips, that you wouldn't have found if you weren't there. I certainly did.



 1:44 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

So better post in the official thread too.
Good day, thanks Brett and all mods etc who organised.

Had a good chat with loads of people, Karin, Jim, David, Ross, Mike, Craig, Chris, Ian, & Ian, Danny, nffc, Terrier (I think it was), & others whose names I didnt catch.. lots of interesing stuff, missed you Eric Jarvis but I am sure I will catch you sometime.

Seeing search engine commando on the next table to google whose tos it breaks is amusing, thanks for the discussion ..

The weather would be better for one in California? better get back to work and make some money so I can go to that :-)

Lots of secrets revealed ..... great stuff

Torben Lundsgaard

 2:55 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

It was a pleasure meeting you all. Count me in for the next conference



 3:09 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the mention Mark, good talking to you too, and happy optimising!


 3:59 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Most excellent time - I paced myself about right, that free bar could've killed me :-)

As with all others here it was a great event, some great people all pulling together. A big thanks to all organisers and sponsors.


 4:05 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

It was great meeting so many of you - hats off to Brett for organizing such a fun event. As for pics-- I think I can do 1 better...how about VIDEOS! I need a few days to get organized and process the vids but I'll put some clips up later this week. Some of you did seem a little paranoid about being caught on film though.....



 4:46 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Mark...sticky me your email...I'm putting together a meet up for the UK based regulars on a couple of web development Usenet groups, you may find that worth coming to...and will be a manageable number of people...assuming I can attain the correct tuit geometry to make it happen [1]

my thoughts on the day...excellent...I managed to put some more names to faces...learned loads of wonderful things...and have come out of it with a number of ways of making our site work better...not bad for having a few drinks in a pub with some great company

[1] for those unused to the phrase...I need to get "a round tuit"


 4:46 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

stace are the videos going on sale? What is shot? :)


 4:57 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hola Omni

Don't think I met you- but sooo many new faces and such excitement that it was hard to keep track. Vid mpegs will be free of course- just need to figure out where I have the bandwith to upload them, as my poor website is maxed out. I got shots of the speeches, pub scenes, and plenty of shots from the hotel bar/lobby on Sat. night. Most people became quite shy when the camera was pointed their way, except for the flirtatious Dutchman Vitaplease who saw fit to blow the camera a kiss.

Ha ha.


 5:00 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)


got bandwidth coming out of every corner here, feel free to let me know if you have a problem.



 11:46 pm on Oct 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Big thanks to everyone I got to spend at least 30 seconds with, everyone who had a hand in putting this great event together, the sponsors and of course Brett.

A truly amazing bunch of people. Can WebmasterWorld really be only three years old?


 12:03 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Still suffering from 4 days of drinking.

Excellant to see everyone that i have met before, at past wembasterworld conferences, and to all the new faces, that turned up for this years London event.

To all the chaps that helped in the facilitation of the event, a big thankyou too you'se all.


 4:12 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Wow...What a great time.

Was wonderful to meet as many of you that I did. Missed so many others. It was truly a fantastic time with some great discussions. Lots of insight from lots of great talented people.

Totally great job Brett! Thanks to the sponsors, and most definitely can't wait to do it again.

Still thinking about that name change...for anyone sitting at the table Sunday nite till the wee hours... :)

Anyway, thanks to all who worked so hard for such a great ourcome.


 7:01 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just walked in and what a trip. 10 hrs each way in five days. Was worth every second and then some.

Just such fun to sit around with a ton of people whose eyes don't glaze over when I talk shop. Though that still happened a little with scripting talk. ;)

It is amazing to see all of the different approaches to what we do.

Big Thank you to Brett and the sponsors.

SEGuru2, still think the new name is solid


 8:06 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

What! PubCon is OVER? What am I still doing over here, then? Greetings from Stockholm.


 8:45 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

OK starting the list (updated)

  • Best Quote: Oilman - "i thought danny was taller" (Tim Judd's "Take of your clothes" was good too)
  • The hottest sponsors: Espotting
  • Most famous scene without words: NFFC Doing the bird to Mike Mackin, and Mackin reponses.
  • Yanking the chain: Did you hear GoogleGuy is here
  • Biggest Suprise Person: Louise Jordan.
  • Laurel and Hardy: Mike Mackin and RC Jordan
  • Best toys: Fuzzy blue widget, and when receptional took out his Nokia 9210 (or 9110i), it uses opera so Brett was like a baby
  • Person you shouldn't have a drinking contest with: NFFC!
  • Person who laught the most: Shawn Tabke :) (2_Much was close too)
  • The person who probably enjoyed it the most: BRETT TABKE!
  • THe person who should be proudest: BRETT TABKE!
  • The person who got the most celebrations on the bar counter: BRETT TABKE!
  • The calmest person at the conference: BRETT TABKE!
  • The party people: Caine, Agerhart, TallTrol
  • The most advanced Google Optimizer: CIML!
  • The persons who had the cars: Ron and Mike from Inktomi (sorry Engine you lost :) )
  • The person who made the most money sitting in the hotel: J*** AKA *********
    P.S, Google thanks for the $100 ;)

    Finally i enjoyed it as Hell!
    I am lookig forward to BarCon (i know where it is :) )

  • Tor

     9:48 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    (i know where it is.. )

    Where is it....?


     9:49 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Hi guys - great to meet several of you at the Pub Conference and you definitely persuaded me to join in here rather than merely lurking as I have been for several months.

    Sadly, I appear to have misplaced my $100 AdWords voucher - probably as a result of not leaving the bar until 11pm.

    Do you think it would be feasible to contact Google for a replacement?



     10:11 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    welcome Rossie,

    Glad you decide to join us at last

    check you sticky.



     10:45 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    As a newbie to webmasterworld (but not the web itself), it was fantastic to meet & chat to such like-minded people. The fact it was held in a pub was great! free bar - even better! :)

    Looking forward to the next one (not sure about the video though Stace - vaguely remember doing a drunken impression of Jerry Springer..... ;) )


     11:03 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)


    Most people became quite shy when the camera was pointed their way, except for the flirtatious Dutchman V********e

    If I were a moderator...I thought explicit mentioning of over optimisation was a not done in the TOS ..;)


     11:04 am on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    I'm still reeling from this thing. Meeting all of you guys was terrific. My only regret is not getting to talk to *everyone*.

    Ah, one more day in London for me before I head for home. Time to get moving, though - with all of this rain, I'm worried about standing in one place too long and drowning.


     12:01 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Many Thanks to all
    especially to search engine commando for that special whiskey on friday night...
    Good to see friends again
    Had a nightmare journey home due to bad weather, but it was well worth it. Thanks to Brett.


     12:45 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Thanks to Brett and all the people who did organized Pubconf2. It was a great event. See you at pubconf3 :=)

    Great to meet you both (AWR) that was one hell of a ride home, 5 hours!
    Hi Higman, it took us only 3 hours to go back to Paris by train ;=)



     12:48 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Where is it....?

    clue: 207.87 (includes estimated taxes*), it seems like at least we have 2 members living in the area,note nothing is 100%


     1:43 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    How cool was that? Great to meet some of you people, and I'm sorry I couldn't have met more of you. Next time, maybe....


     2:01 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Just getting back and settling in.

    Thanks to everyone for coming, it was great to meet you all! PubCon was a huge success, and I am certain the next conference will be even more successful!


     3:03 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Just a note on the video uploading-- I promise not to put any embarassing clips - although I honestly didn't catch anything too interesting on film! Anybody who remembers having a camera pointed at them and feels strongly about NOT being included in any video samples from the Pubconference- just send me a stickymail.


     3:31 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Just got home. The wife and cleaned my office and I actually found the keyboard before I was through with my first cup of coffee.

    It was a lot of fun. I appreciated the suggestion to remain awake through the evening. I actually slept on the flight home. I got REALLY lucky and got an earlier stand-by flight for the last leg of the trip-it was the only 2 seats left-and I was the only one in that row. (Ah...the feeling of stretching out your legs when everyone else is cramped.)

    The conference was a lot of fun, the nightly lounge SE strategies and FOO sessions, the wonderful feeling that you are at home amongst such a diverse set of people.

    Worst experience: Introducing the bathroom to a 'shower' of english beer while looking for the lightswitch.

    I had a memorable time and I am looking forward to the next one with eagerness.


     4:02 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Wow! I was impressed with barcon, but this was 10 times better (although my body is still recovering from the "networking"). If you didn't come to the thistle you missed out. You could hit the hotel bar at any hour of the day and sit down to great discussions..


     5:56 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    >bar at 3am

    still here ;-) hey - where'd everyone go? lol

    I'm thinking Boston would be a neat place to visit in the spring. Did you know, Boston has actual English and Irish Pubs ;-)


     5:58 pm on Oct 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

    Another pub - yikes - love you guys but I'm going to have to get a gas mask!

    Brett I think most of us wish we were still there...

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