Monday, July 23, 2007

How I Became a Geek! Word Camp 2007

How I became a geek? It all started when Becki Noles told me about Word Camp 2007. She got me all psyched to go.

While sitting at the conference a thought struck my mind... "what was the first website I ever saw?". All these people kept talking about back in 1996 or some other random year in the 90's and I realized, "wow I almost forgot the internet has not been around my whole life and I don't even remember when I first started using it or what the first www address was that I typed in to my computer. I got through high school and college without the internet... how on earth did I do that? I do remember having AOL and those chat rooms... but it's all kind of a blurry fog from then. I remember my Mac with the little green screen and waiting and waiting for AOL to load. Do you remember what the first www address you typed in was? What was the first website you ever saw?"

I think what I am going to do is post about one Word Camp session each day. There were tons of great session! I’m still on information overload. So, let’s start with Day 1.

Day 1 started with Dan Kuykendall the author of the PodPress plugin. One tip from Dan that I thought was a great idea was to play your podcast in a popup so people can keep browsing your blog. I often times click away from a podcast un-intentionally and get really sad.

To add to my proud geek status I won the Blog of the Week award over at VANA today- where 6000 of my closest friends hang out.

1 comment:

Becki@Introverts.net said...

I am so jealous! I wanna be a geek too! I'm looking forward to reading your highlights from the convention.

Becki
http://www.TheSelonGroup.com