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- hotel - most excellent. Everything it was billed to be.
- hotel bar - rather small, but cozy. Micro brewery within one block!
- odds are running 40-60 on a certain WebmasterWorld member making it into the states ;-)
- Top new SEO tips and tricks...as if...you had to be there ;-)
(edited because I can't spell a two letter word)
"seeing Seth Wilde sober, strange or what"
*lol* Shak your going to ruin my reputation! :) We can't let these people know that there's a serious side to me.
Beside, if the Brits didn't start me drinking at noon every day I would have been in better shape at midnight :)
We MUST go to 2 days next time in the states. There were just too many people I didn't get the chance to talk too.
Couldn't agree more. I was described by a moderator (who shall remain anonimous) as "one of the older female members". Although accurate, I wasn't too thrilled with that description. ;)
I was unable to keep up with those who are slightly younger and I certainly can't drink as I once was able to! I discovered that the large majority of the networking took place in various pubs while I was sound asleep at the hotel. :(
I'd love for workshop sessions to be set up similarly to the forum structure ... but obviously, cut down to a manageable level. One to two hour sessions for various topics to be discussed.
Don't know really how this would work, but I'm sure something along these lines could be done. It doesn' need to be too formal ... just some kind of structure so that those who really want to discuss similar topics could find each other at a specific place and time.
Seriously folks, this thread has me envious of those who can partake...Maybe next time? But many thanks to those who posted tid-bits and errata here and elsewhere. I've most enjoyed reading your reports.
I set aside Thursday through Sunday this time. I realized in London that the official day of the conference is only the tip of the iceberg, so I KNEW I wanted to be there early for maximum effect.
But I will say that the official day itself was without a doubt the best Internet conference I've been to of any kind. Having the chance for some real face to face conversation with the SE reps, that alone was amazing. And that spirit of happy tolerance for all kinds of folks was something I really needed.
As the population thinned out on Sunday, I knew that even four days wasn't enough for me. There's a whole bunch of people I really wanted to hook up with, and I barely had a chance to say more than a short hello to some of you. Sorry for that -- I'll try to catch the folks I missed in London this fall.
I'm hoping Dan from Overture will make good on his offer to make the slide show available as I really do want to get a copy of it.
I especially enjoyed cornering the Teoma and Google reps to ask them a couple of pointed questions about XML in the future of their engines. Interesting responses from both.
Already started getting my wife used to the idea I'll be out of the country come fall.
And yes, I also was sober the entire weekend and had a BLAST! Drinking is definately not a must to have fun... and that way you remember every single embarrassing event to laugh later :).
I am already planning on going to London - just waiting for the dates so I can get it all organized. And I agree with the two day thing too - there were so many people I didn't get a chance to meet.
joined:Mar 29, 2002
What an opportunity to meet some talented and interesting people. I want to thank Brett for providing me access to this PubCon – Thanks! My interpreter was great and did well for such short notice…
How did this PubCon change me?
1.) I am now convinced that people here at W W really do exist.
2.) I don’t have to lurk.
3.) I am convinced I need to go to London PubCon!
4.) Thanks to 4eyes – A good Porter is now my choice of beer!
Really great meeting you all!
I was very impressed to see a sign language interpreter for the presentations. It says a lot about WebMaster World.
On several occasions Canadian submarines have proven their worth in surveillance. In 1993 HMCS OJIBWA, with a DFO official embarked, successfully conducted a surveillance operation in the region of Georges Bank off Nova Scotia [cda-cdai.ca]. As a result of this operation, violations of the Canadian economic fishing zone (EFZ) in this area decreased from 33 in 1993, to 6 in 1994 and only 1 in 1995. This possibly led to Canadian scallop fishers landing larger catches as the competing US fishing violations decreased. The post-operation analysis of the patrol stated that the lack of comfort on a submarine might make it difficult to get volunteers from DFO for future operations.
As a matter of record -- I got 14 hours sleep in 10 days, due to all the trawling rakes around us (since the boats didn't know we were there... until we surfaced in the middle of them.
Almost as much fun as PubCon! ;)
[edited by: fathom at 8:41 am (utc) on April 30, 2003]
That was a great story - thanks for reminding me.
(I doubt if LinkShark has any regrets) ;-)
> extending to 2 days
I like the idea. I was there for four days, but so many folks suddenly appeared on Sat. that it was a little overwhelming, not mention I was already running on fumes by then and had to go to bed early on the biggest day!